The Death Of Robin Hood | Hugh Jackman, Jodie Comer film lands UK distribution

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The Death Of Robin Hood, starring Hugh Jackman and Jodie Comer, has secured a UK distributor following A24’s acquisition of the film’s US rights.

When we recently learned of the plans to make a Robin Hood movie featuring the twin talents of Hugh Jackman and Jodie Comer, it raised an eyebrow or two. A couple of weeks ago at Cannes, the project was unveiled and US rights for the film were quickly snapped up by A24.

At the same time, it was also revealed that Pig director Michael Sarnoski is making the film. Sarnoski knows how to do brooding drama, and the filmmaker also has the horror prequel, A Quiet Place: Day One, on the horizon.

Here’s a synopsis for the new Robin Hood movie:

‘The story is described as a grounded, visceral and darker reimagining of the classic Robin Hood tale. Set of its time, the film will see the title character grappling with his past after a life of crime and murder. Now he’s a battle-worn loner who finds himself gravely injured and in the hands of a mysterious woman who offers him a chance at salvation.’

Read more: Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves and the story of its extended cut

With A24 securing US rights, one lingering question we were left with was who would handle UK distribution. That detail has now been answered with the announcement (via The Hollywood Reporter) that True Brit entertainment has snagged the distribution rights. The company specialises in British stories, having previously produced plenty of UK classics such as Bend It Like Beckham, Eddie The Eagle and Fighting With My Family.

Zygi Kamasa, CEO and founder of True Brit Entertainment, had this to say about acquiring the project: “Our role in the industry is to champion British stories on a global stage but also to bring the best of British stories to audiences in the UK. This movie is an important title for the British indie space with two major global stars in a film that shows a different take on a well-loved figure of English folklore. We are undoubtedly very excited to have it on our growing slate.”

It certainly feels like a great fit for such a legendary British story and we’re hoping that the next bit of news that we hear confirms that the project will shoot here in the UK. We know that a 2025 production date is being lined up, but that’s as much as we’ve heard so far. When we do hear more, you can be sure we’ll let you know.

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