Robin Hood, the epic blockbuster by British director Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett (and Max Von Sydow, Lea Seydoux, William Hurt), is to be screened at the Opening of the 63rd Festival de Cannes on Wednesday May 12th 2010. The film will be presented out of competition. Produced by Universal Studios, the screenplay was penned by Brian Helgeland (L.A Confidential, Mystic River) and portrays the birth of the Robin Hood legend. To star, Ridley Scott chose Russell Crowe for a role previously brought to the screen by Errol Flynn, Sean Connery and Kevin Costner. Ridley 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 May 14th.
The Festival de Cannes is to take place from Wednesday 12th to Sunday 23rd May.