Cate Blanchett Cast As Maid Marion Opposite Russell Crowe's Robin Hood

Russell Crowe finally has his Robin Hood leading lady – Cate Blanchett.

Blanchett will play Maid Marian in the upcoming adventure film, starring Crowe as Robin of Loxley, according to Variety.

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Ridley Scott will direct the film, which had been called "Nottingham" but is undergoing a title change.

The script for the film has reportedly evolved into a "Gladiator"-esque version of the legendary Robin Hood tale.

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Blanchett steps into the role of Marian, which at one time belonged to Sienna Miller. However, she left the project late last year.

Filming on the $130 million movie is slated to begin in early April.

Blanchett last appeared on the big screen opposite Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

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She will also lend her voice to the upcoming animated film, "The Fantastic Mr. Fox," alongside George Clooney.

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