Robin Hood has signed on Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand and Alan Doyle as the group of adventurers in director Ridley Scott's Robin Hood tale for Universal and Imagine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Russell Crowe toplines the movie, which is being billed as a retelling of the origins of the key characters of the Robin Hood legend. Cate Blanchett is on board as Maid Marian in the project written by Brian Helgeland.

Scott is producing with Imagine's Brian Grazer.

Grimes has been cast in the role of Will Scarlet, a skilled swordsman and Hood's nephew.

Durand is playing Little John, Hood's right-hand man. He is best known in the legends for fighting a duel with Hood using quarterstaves while trying to cross a river.

Doyle is playing Alan a Dayle,CQ who in lore was a roving minstrel and needed help when his love was being forced to marry another man.

An April shoot in the U.K. is being eyed.