Date: 7th June 2007

Oscar winner 'tackles' Robin Hood

Oscar-winning writer Brian Helgeland is to work on Robin Hood film Nottingham, which would reunite Russell Crowe and Sir Ridley Scott, reports have said.

The movie is a twist on the classic story, with the Sheriff of Nottingham cast as a sympathetic figure up against a not-so-heroic Robin Hood.

Crowe is set to play the Sheriff with Sir Ridley directing.

Helgeland won an Oscar in 1997 for LA Confidential, which he co-wrote with Curtis Hanson.

Source: Press Release