The latest poster for Russell Crowe’s upcoming Robin Hood movie has been released as publicity steps up ahead of the film’s May release date.
The as yet untitled film stars Crowe as Hood, depicted here as an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French.
When the King dies Hood travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest.
Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life.
Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff…
The film also stars Matthew Macfadyen as the Sheriff of Nottingham, William Hurt and Max von Sydow.