Saturday, June 21, 2008

Christian Bale To Play Robin ....?

Robin Hood that is, the mail online is reporting a rumor that Christian Bale is the top choice to play the Prince of Thieves in Ridley Scott's Nottingham. Already cast is Russell Crowe as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Sienna Miller as Maid Marian, it is also rumored that Vanessa Redgrave, William Hurt and Saoirse Ronan are all in talks to join the production.

Christian Bale, soon to be seen as the caped crusader in The Dark Knight, is in talks about donning the jolly Lincoln Green outfit of Robin Hood, where he will be part of a menage a trois between Russell Crowe's Sheriff of Nottingham and Sienna Miller's Maid Marian.Nothing is signed for Bale, but director Ridley Scott is exceedingly keen to cast him. Costume fittings begin next week, so he'll be either in or out by then. Vanessa Redgrave and William Hurt are also in discussions about being in the film, which is called Nottingham.Saoirse Ronan (who appeared with Vanessa in Joe Wright's award-winning film Atonement) will also be in the picture.