Rhys Ifans lands role in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood remake. Rhys Ifans is the latest star to be cast in Ridley Scott’s blockbuster remake of Robin Hood. According to reports, the Boat That Rocked star will play King Richard alongside Russell Crowe in the project. “Ridley thought Rhys was a recognisable face fans would love to see and would be perfect for the part,” said a production insider. “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.” The film which stars Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe, is currently filming in Wales.