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‘Robin And The Hood’: Naomie Harris Leading Sky Family Adventure Movie – AFM

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Naomie Harris is leading Robin and the Hood, a Sky family adventure film that has launched sales at AFM.

The James Bond star plays the role of unscrupulous developer Clipboard in the comedy, which completed principal photography over the summer and will launch as a Sky Original in the UK & Ireland on Sky Cinema.

Harris is joined by Gwendoline Christie, Mark Williams (Harry Potter) and newcomer Darcey Ewart (Prancer: A Christmas Tale). Ewart plays the lead role of Robin, Christie is environmental activist Aura and Williams, who played Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, features as the local Town Mayor.

Logline reads: For the tenacious 11-year-old Robin (Ewart) and her loyal band of friends ‘The Hoods’, the patch of overgrown scrubland at the end of their cul-de-sac is a magical kingdom. Sticks and bin lids have become swords and shields, drones have become majestic eagles and the hippy lady in the forest (Christie) is a terrifying witch. The only thing limiting their colorful imagination is the prospect of losing their kingdom forever. When the slippery property developer Clipboard (Harris) turns up and dazzles the parents of the area with promises of health spas and day-care facilities, Robin and The Hoods’ world is faced with an existential threat. Despite the children’s best efforts, their protests fall on deaf ears. When their parents can’t see the wood for the trees, Robin and her friends take matters into their own hands to defend their kingdom.

GFM Global Sales has joined as international sales agent following a deal inked prior to the AFM. Silver Reel and Future Artists Entertainment are producing. Phil Hawkins is directing.

Julia Stuart, Director of Original Film at Sky said: “Robin and the Hood is set to be an adventure that the whole family can enjoy on Sky Cinema, with rising star Darcey Ewart as the iconic character, Robin, alongside Naomie Harris, Mark Williams and Gwendoline Christie.”

Future Artists Entertainment’s Matt Williams said: “I am unbelievably excited to bring this fresh new take on Robin Hood to the screen. Not just any ordinary family film, Robin and The Hood is a joy-filled, action packed fantasy that brought me straight back to my own childhood where movies such as The Goonies and The Never-Ending Story occupied every Saturday afternoon. I am also thrilled and excited to continue my long working relationship with Sky.”

Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber added: “We were excited about Stuart and Paul’s script from the moment we encountered it – Robin and the Hood is a story with a big heart and plenty of laughter, which reminds us of the power and importance of imagination in a world that is swiftly losing it. Landing the fantastic trio of Naomie, Mark, Gwendoline and Darcey to lead our cast is a brilliant coup, and we’re thrilled that Sky, Future Artists and GFM are joining us on this adventure.”

Robin Hood has been a constant source of inspiration for movies and TV series. Most recently, Taron Egerton played the lead in a 2018 pic directed by Otto Bathurst.

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