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“Robin Hood” News: Jamie Foxx is Cast as Little John

Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and Terrell native Jamie Foxx is cast as Little John in the latest Robin Hood movie set to release in 2017.

The star, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in 2004 Ray Charles bio-pic Ray, will play the Merry Man in Robin Hood: Origins, said to be a Batman Begins-style origin story.

British actor Taron Egerton, who appears in this year’s Eddie the Eagle film as British underdog ski jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards, will play Robin and Bridge of Spies actress Eve Hewson will play Maid Marian.

It is directed by Otto Bathurst, who also directed the Peaky Blinders TV series.