Sunday, September 28, 2008

Russell Crowe Locks Down Two Roles - In The Same Movie

"What? Both of them? Sure - why the hell not?"

In "Wow, I seriously didn't see that coming" news, Russell Crowe has been signed to play both the Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood in the upcoming Ridley Scott film Nottingham. Previously it was rumored that Christian Bale would play Robin Hood, but that had since been debunked.

A recent quote from Crowe - "[It's] one of those things where we're taking our time...You don't want to be doing Robin Hood unless you're going to be doing it really f*cking well. It's got to be the best one ever done, otherwise you should do something else."

I like his fervor. I'm a Russell Crowe fan and a Robin Hood fan, so I find this news interesting to say the least. As long as this movie turns out better than American Gangster (which in hindsight wasn't THAT bad), I'll be pleased. The movie has been delayed slightly, but filming is expected to resume when the leaves grow back in jolly old England so Sherwood Forest can have that "full" look to it instead of a bunch of scraggly branches.

1 comment:

movie fan said...

he's got the accent for Robin Hood (or the sheriff), though he'll probably have to get a bit slimmer than what his recent role in Body of Lies