William Hurt joins cast of Robin Hood film

Damages actor William Hurt will star in the Ridley Scott-directed untitled Robin Hood movie as William Marshall, the Earl of Pembroke

according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Universal and Imagine film, which is being described as a retelling of the origins of the tale's main characters, will also star Russell Crowe (as Robin Hood), Cate Blanchett (as Maid Marian), and Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand and Alan Doyle as the Merry Men. The project just began production in the U.K.