Jamie Foxx Cast As Little John In Robin Hood: Origins

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Jamie Foxx has been cast as Little John in Robin Hood: Origins, Deadline reports.

He’ll play opposite Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), who was cast in the title role. Eve Hewson is also on board in the role of Maid Marian. Production is set to begin in the second half of 2016, after Egerton wraps on the Kingsman sequel.

Foxx’s Little John is described as “a battle hardened but war weary veteran of The Crusades who starts out distrustful of Robin Hood (they fought on opposite sides), and then warms to the young hero.”

 The “gritty” Robin Hood reboot is being directed by Otto Bathurst, best known for Peaky Blinders, and is written by Joby Harold, who also wrote Guy Ritche’s upcoming King Arthur reboot, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. The film is being produced by Lionsgate.

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  1. He's getting up there with Will Smith for amount of roles stolen from white characters.

  2. I don't even care about the race, Little John is supposed to be a big, burly dude. Terry Crews would have been a better choice.

    • JMiller
    • 79 Posts in 15 Months

    if ya wanted a black dude...yeah I can see that though he might be to well toned I guess you can say..

    • wheelwork
    • 2254 Posts in 20 Months

    This doesn't need to happen. The classic Earl Flynn film is UNBEATABLE. Leave it alone Hollywood.

  3. I can't help but be reminded of Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

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