Fifty Shades Star Jamie Dornan Might Make Sherwood Forest All Steamy in Robin Hood: Origins

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Jamie Dornan might be swinging his sword around in a movie soon. No, not that one, but in the upcoming Robin Hood: Origins. The Fifty Shades of Grey star is in final talks to join the movie as William Scarlett, Variety reports. For those unfamiliar with the British legend, or can't remember any adorable woodland creature named Will in the Disney flick, Scarlett is a member of Little John's band of Merry Men. The group of homeless, good-hearted bandits help Robin Hood steal from the rich and give to the poor, and they normalize Robin's decision to live in Sherwood Forest instead of just moving to some other town far away from jerks like the Sheriff of Nottingham. In most renditions of the story, Scarlett is usually the handsome, young hot-head of the group — sometimes related to Robin, sometimes just a dude hanging out — who happens to be good with a knife. Perhaps in this version he'll also sport a blindfold and cat-o'-nine flogger. The movie also stars Taron Egerton (Robin Hood), Jamie Foxx (Little John), and Eve Hewson (Maid Marian).