MUMBAI: Robin Hood, directed by British director Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, will be screened at the Opening of the 63rd Festival de Cannes on 12 May. The film will be presented out of competition.
Produced by Universal Studios, the screenplay was penned by Brian Helgeland and portrays the birth of the Robin Hood legend. To star, Scott chose Russell Crowe for a role previously brought to the screen by Errol Flynn, Sean Connery and Kevin Costner.
Scott was in the Official selection at the Festival de Cannes with The Duellists, a prize winner in 1977, then with Thelma and Louise, presented out of competition in 1991.
Robin Hood will be released in theatres in France the day of its presentation at Cannes, and released worldwide on 14 May. The Festival de Cannes is to take place from 12 – 23 May.