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Danny Huston Cast as King for Robin Hood Flick

Danny Huston is adding to his supporting roles this summer as he has signed on to play King Richard in Universal's untitled ROBIN HOOD film, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Ridley Scott is directing the film, currently lensing in England. Russell Crowe is playing the hero in the film penned by Ethan Reiff & Cyrus Voris and Brian Helgeland. Brian Grazer of Imagine Ent. is producing with Scott and Crowe.

King Richard, a real-life king, became known as Richard the Lionheart because of his activities in the Middle East on Crusade.

Huston appeared in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE as William Stryker and recently completed work as Poseidon in CLASH OF THE TITANS.