William Hurt Cast in Untitled Robin Hood Movie

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Veteran actor William Hurt - most recently seen in season two of Damages - will star in the Ridley Scott-directed untitled Robin Hood movie, originally titled Nottingham.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hurt will portray William Marshall, the Earl of Pembroke.

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Reports have described the project as a retelling of the origins of the story's main characters. It will also star Russell Crowe (as Robin Hood) and Cate Blanchett (as Maid Marian), along with Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand and Alan Doyle as the Merry Men.

The movie recently began production in England.

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William Hurt

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William Hurt was born in Washington D.C. and attended the Julliard Drama School.  His first big role came in 1980 with the sci-fi movie, Altered States.  He has since had a very impressive career with Academy Award-nominated roles in Children of a Lesser God, Broadcast News, and A History of Violence as well as his Academy Award-winning performance in Kiss of the Spider Woman.

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