Rhys Ifans to star in Sir Ridley Scott’s Nottingham

June 22nd, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Sienna Miller London, Jun 22 (ANI): Welsh actor Rhys Ifans has signed on to star in Brit film director Sir Ridley Scott’s forthcoming movie ‘Nottingham’.

Ifans, 40, who will be playing the part of King Richard, was added to the cast six months after his ex-girlfriend Sienna Miller was booted from the new Robin Hood movie.

The actor is said to have agreed to the role after Scott personally invited him to join them.

“Ridley thought Rhys was a recognisable face fans would love to see and would be perfect for the part,” the Daily Express quoted a source as telling Britain’s Sunday Mirror.

“He made the call himself because he knew Rhys would be more likely to say yes to him in person.

“Luckily, Rhys had space in his schedule and jumped at the chance. But I’m not sure he would have joined up quite so easily if Sienna had still been one of the stars of the film,” the source added. (ANI)

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