Ridley Scott calls for extras to fight Robin Hood's band of merry men

More than 1,000 people lined up for a chance to appear with Hollywood stars Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. Director Sir Ridley Scott was looking for 600 extras to play soldiers in his new production of Robin Hood. Oscar-winning actors Crowe and Blanchett star as Robin Hood and Maid Marian in the film to be shot on location at Freshwater Bay in Pembrokeshire National Park. The film, which had been called Nottingham, is said to have a $130m (£91m) budget.

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