Known for its fair share of minor disasters so far in filming, Nottingham scored a well-known and respected leading lady to play Maid Marian. According to the Telegraph, Cate Blanchett has joined Ridley Scott’s Nottingham playing the romantic lead to Russell Crowe’s Robin Hood/Sheriff of Nottingham.
As reported by this website before, Nottingham has seen some ups and mostly downs over the last few months, most recently was the axing of lead lady Sienna Miller as Marian. In addition to the re-casting during filming, we’ve had delays, chronic rewrites, and rifts between the director and star. It was reported that the young and beautiful Miller looked awkward during love scenes with old and overweight Crowe. So, I consider it a win for the Nottingham team to score the multiple Oscar nominee in the role.
“She is a wonderful actress” said Nottingham co-star (and up-and-coming leading man) Mark Strong, “and it would make it a much classier film if she was in it.” What Mark Strong, is Sienna Miller NOT classy?! Have you not seen her get boned in Factory Girl by Anakin Skywalker? Have you not seen the Super Bowl commercial for G.I. Joe? You realize you’re talking about the girl Colin Farrell cheated on with his house-keeper, right? Not classy…pssh.
I must also say that this is still in the rumor mill mainly, and has not been confirmed by the studio. So to say that this project is NOT a train wreck anymore may be a little prudent.