"Robin Hood' To Open Cannes FIlm Fest
MARCH 27, 2010 - Ridley Scott's Robin Hood has been picked to be the opening night film at 63rd Cannes Film Festival.
The opening night spot at Cannes is traditionally reserved for populist fare that opens in France later that week. Robin Hood is no exception: it will be released in France on the same day as its premiere, and worldwide two days later on May 14. The Cannes film fest opens on May 12 and ends on May 23.
Robin Hood stars Russell Crowe as England's famous wealth distributor in tights while Cate Blanchett plays Maid Marian. The title role was originally meant for Christian Bale while Sienna Miller was supposed to be his love interest. Other stars include Matthew Macfadyen as the Sherriff of Nottingham.