Since Sienna Miller bowed out of playing Maid Marian in Ridley Scott’s Nottingham I have been curious to see which actress would replace her. From the casting of Miller I got the impression they were looking for someone similar, such as Keira Knightly or Gemma Arterton, however it appears they have gone for an older, more established actress. Mark Strong who will play Sir Guy of Gisbourne spoke to The Telegraph and revealed who may be playing Russell Crowe’s love interest in the film.
“I think Cate Blanchett is set to take the Maid Marian part. She is a wonderful actress and it would make it a much classier film if she was in it.”
This casting will only add to the film. While I though there was nothing wrong will Miller in the role, Cate Blanchett seems better suited and to see her act alongside Russell Crowe will be interesting.
Pre-production on the film is currently taking place and filming should begin within the next few months.