Hugh Jackman and Jodie are coming to star in Darker Robin Hood

Exclusive: Here's one buzz. Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables) and Emmy Award winner Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) is attached to star in the new film The death of Robin Hoodwe can reveal.

pig And A Quiet Place: Day One Director Michael Sarnosky is the writer and director of the project, which will be among the hot titles on sale at Cannes this month via WME Independent. Access And prestige Producer Aaron Ryder is on the production team.

The film is a darker reimagining of the classic Robin Hood tale. At a certain point in the film, the film will see the main character grappling with his past after a life full of crime and murder, a lone battle rebel who finds himself seriously injured and in the hands of a mysterious woman who offers him a chance at redemption. Production is scheduled to begin in February 2025.

Lyrical media (to rise) Fully financed. Ryder and Andrew Sweet will produce under their Ryder Picture Company banner alongside Alexander Black for Lyrical Media. Lyrical's John Rosenberg and Natalie Sellers will executive produce with Rama Gottomukkala, Sarnoski and Jackman.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to reinvent and freshen up the story we all know about Robin Hood,” Sarnosky said. “Securing the perfect cast to bring the script to screen was essential. I could not be thrilled and more confident in Hugh and Judy to bring this story to life in such a powerful and meaningful way.”

“This is not the Robin Hood story we all knew,” said RPC's Aaron Ryder and Andrew Sweet. “Instead, Michael has created something much more grounded and profound. Thanks to Alexander Black and our friends at Lyrical along with Rama and Michael, the world will love seeing Hugh and Judy together in this epic.”

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Alexander Black of Lyrical Media added: “We are thrilled to be part of this very special project and to be working with a visionary director in Michael, a fantastic crew in Hugh and Judy, and producing with our frequent collaborators, Ryder and Sweet at RPC.”

This news comes on the heels of the recent announcement of Lyrical and RPC collaborating on Adam Wingard's action thriller Attack With A24. The two companies also collaborated on a 2023 Hulu/Onyx release, bruiser, Which premiered at TIFF.

The sought-after Jackman will next be seen headlining Disney Deadpool Wolverine With Ryan Reynolds. Comer recently made her Broadway and West End debut in the play Susie Miller At first glance We will see this year in Cyclists Along with Austin Butler. She is currently in production on Danny Boyle After 28 years.

Sarnoski is best known for the Nicolas Cage film pig A prequel has been anticipated A Quiet Place: Day One Coming to Paramount. Singing on the last day to rise Starring Anthony Mackie. Ryder Picture Company (RPC) recently produced a drama film directed by Craig Gillespie Dumb money And it stars Amy Adams in the sea On a list.

Jackman is represented by WME. Comer is repped by WME and Independent Talent Group. Sarnoski is repped by WME, MGMT Entertainment and Derek Kroeger.

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