Sienna Miller to Star in New Twist on Robin Hood
06/18/2008 AT 09:45 AM EDT
"I just found out," Miller, 26, tells the BBC. "It's the most exciting news in the world."
This isn't any old Robin romp: This time in Sherwood Forrest, the usually villainous sheriff is due to be portrayed as heroic, while Robin – traditionally known for nobly stealing from the rich to give to the poor – is not.
In April, Variety reported that the movie, titled Nottingham, would be produced by A Beautiful Mind's Brian Grazer and released by Universal.
Despite the looming threat of an actors' strike, the production, from a script by Oscar-winning L.A. Confidential screenwriter Brian Helgeland, is "looking pretty certain," says Miller, 26.
Casting for the Hood has yet to be announced.
As for her role – in the past, Robin always had a thing for Marian – Miller says she "could not have a better part," while teaming with Crowe and Scott was "as good as it gets."