William Hurt has climbed aboard Ridley Scott's untitled Robin Hood film for Universal and Imagine.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Russell Crowe stars in the retelling of the origins of the legend's key characters. Cate Blanchett will portray Maid Marian, and the project, written by Brian Helgeland, also includes Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand and Alan Doyle as the Merry Men.

Hurt plays William Marshall, the Earl of Pembroke, a historical figure who was one of the most powerful men in Europe. Marshall was a servant to the Plantagenet kings and one of the best jousters of the era.

Production is underway in the U.K.