The UK's Daily Mail has reported that Christian Bale is in talks to appear as Robin Hood in Ridley Scott's revisionist take on the story entitled Nottingham. If Bale takes on the role, he will be part of a menage a trios that also includes Russell Crowe as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Sienna Miller as Maid Marian.

The report indicates that, while Bale hasn't signed on just yet, Scott is very eager to cast the actor in the role. Wardrobe fittings begin next week, so expect an announcement about Bale's involvement to come out before then. Also being considered for roles in the film are Vanessa Redgrave and William Hurt.

Nottingham is set to go into production before the end of the year. That is, if the actors' strike doesn't happen.