Jamie Dornan is making his way to Sherwood Forest.
The star of the Fifty Shades of Grey film franchise is in final talks to join the Merry Men in Robin Hood: Origins, EW has confirmed. Dornan would join Robin Hood’s (Taron Egerton) crew as Will Scarlett, a fine-dressing but short-fused expert swordsman. In the Lionsgate film directed by Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders), Scarlett will be married to Robin Hood’s amour, Maid Marian (Eve Hewson).
Dornan returned as Christian Grey in the first trailer for Fifty Shades Darker last week, the second cinematic adaptation based on E.L. James’ book series. The trailer broke the record set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘s trailer for most views in 24 hours.
Production on Robin Hood, which also sees Jamie Foxx starring as Little John, begins in Budapest in January.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.