Monday, September 29, 2008

Dual Identity For Crowe in Nottingham!?!

Nottingham, which is Ridley Scott's next film and fourth film in a row with actor Russell Crowe and fifth of their esteemed careers together, just had major news hit the net! MTV News is reporting that Crowe will be playing both the Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood! They spoke with Ridley Scott at a recent Body of Lies press junket about the status of Nottingham and he was less than forthcoming, but gave a huge bombshell!

Scott told MTV News, "He’s playing both!” The only other addition Scott made towards Crowe's characters was, “a good old clever adjustment of characters. One becomes the other. It changes.”

This is probably the craziest and smartest news I've heard in a long while! Russell Crowe is outstanding in almost everything and the idea of he and Scott spinning a whole new idea on Robin Hood sounds fantastic. And this is definately a whole new spin on the story. It has been long talked that the film will feature role reversal of the Sheriff and Robin Hood, meaning Robin Hood is bad and the Sheriff is good. I am not sure how the hell they are going to pull this off, but Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe warrant my respect and attention.

Thoughts on Russell Crowe playing both the Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood? How is this gonna work? Has Ridley Scott lost his mind?


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