It seems Russell Crowe has a new leading lady. According to BBC News, Sienna Miller will portray Maid Marian in the upcoming film, Nottingham.

"It's happening. I just found out. It's the most exciting news in the world," the actress said while promoting her new film The Edge Of Love. "It's ridiculous. But there's this looming actor's strike, so it's not 100% sure that it's going to be made, but it's looking pretty certain."

Russell Crowe has already signed on to play the Sherrif of Nottingham in the film which looks at the classic Robin Hood from the perspective of the Sherrif, casting him as the sympathetic figure instead of Robin Hood. Ridley Scott has signed on to direct and Brian Helgeland will write the screenplay.

The film is tenatively set for a November 6, 2009 release.