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Lionsgate Sets March 2018 Release Date for ‘Robin Hood’

Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx will star in a grittier take on the classic tale

Lionsgate/Summit’s “Robin Hood” will hit theaters on March 23, 2018, the studio announced in a Wednesday release.

The film, originally named “Robin Hood: Origins,” will also be released in premium IMAX format.

Otto Bathurst (“Peaky Blinders”) is directing the movie, which stars Taron Egerton (“Kingsman: The Secret Service”) as the title character alongside Jamie Foxx, Jamie Dornan, Eve Hewson and Paul Anderson. Joby Harold handled the script.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran are producing through their Appian Way imprint. Tory Tunnell and Harold will produce through their Safehouse Pictures. Basil Iwanyk is also attached as a producer through his Thunder Road Pictures.

The film follows Robin Hood as he returns from the Crusades and teams up with a Moorish commander to revolt against corruption at the highest levels of English society.

There have been several big-screen adaptations of the classic tale, the latest being Ridley Scott‘s 2010 “Robin Hood,” which starred Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and William Hurt. That film was produced for $200 million and grossed $321 million worldwide.

Warner Bros. 1991 “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” holds the box office crown for “Robin Hood” films. The movie, directed by Kevin Reynolds and starring Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman and Alan Rickman, made $390 million worldwide on a $48 million production budget.