A24 Buys U.S. Rights to ‘The Death of Robin Hood,’ Starring Hugh Jackman and Jodie Comer From Lyrical Media and Ryder Picture Company

A24 has nabbed U.S. rights to “The Death of Robin Hood,” one of the hottest packages at this year’s Cannes. The Sherwood Forest-set film stars Hugh Jackman and Jodie Comer and is directed by Michael Sarnoski, the filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed “Pig” and this summer’s “A Quiet Place: Day One.”

According to the official logline, the film will find Robin Hood “grappling with his past after a life of crime and murder.” Instead of the merry outlaw seen in certain previous versions of the story, like the one portrayed by Errol Flynn, this Robin Hood is “a battle-worn loner [who] finds himself gravely injured and in the hands of a mysterious woman, who offers him a chance at salvation.” Production on “The Death of Robin Hood” is set to begin in 2025. A24 will release the film theatrically. Negotiations were highly competitive with several potential buyers circling the film.

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Jackman will next be seen opposite Ryan Reynolds in this summer’s “Deadpool & Wolverine.” His other credits include “The Greatest Showman,” “The Prestige” and his Oscar-nominated role in “Les Miserables.” On stage, he won a Tony Award for his performance in “The Boy From Oz” and was nominated for the same prize for his hit revival of “The Music Man.”

Comer won an Emmy for her work on “Killing Eve” and a Tony Award for her one-woman performance in “Prima Facie.” She also starred in Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel,” alongside Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, and will soon appear inn “The Bikeriders,” co-starring with Austin Butler and Tom Hardy.

It’s a reunion of sorts for the companies behind “The Death of Robin Hood.” Lyrical Media, Ryder Picture Company and A24 recently partnered on Adam Wingard’s action thriller “Onslaught.” Lyrical and Ryder entered into a first-look deal last week to produce and finance Ryder’s films, which will be genre agnostic and carry budgets of $10 million and up. That pact goes for two years with an option to extend to a third year.

Lyrical Media is fully financing “The Death of Robin Hood.” Aaron Ryder and Andrew Swett will produce under their Ryder Picture Company banner alongside Alexander Black for Lyrical Media. Lyrical’s Jon Rosenberg and Natalie Sellers will executive produce with Rama Gottumukkala, Sarnoski and Jackman.

WME Independent, which represents the worldwide sales rights to the film, negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers with A24.

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