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Robin Hood Gets Release Date, Merry Men

Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand and Alan Doyle have joined Universal's ROBIN HOOD from director Ridley Scott, and the film has a date: May 14, 2010, according to the trades.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER reports that Durand will play Little John, Doyle will portray Alan a Dayle and Grimes will be Will Scarlett. Little John was Robin Hood's right-hand man according to legends, and met Robin in a quarterstaff fight while trying to cross a river. Dayle was a roving minstrel who joins the band and Scarlet was a skilled swordsman and Robin's nephew.

Universal is looking at an April start to the film in the U.K.

So far, May 2010 has IRON MAN 2 (May 7), SHREK GOES FOURTH (May 21) and PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME (May 28).

Scott is producing with Imagine Ent.'s Brian Grazer. Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett are staring as Robin and Maid Marian.