Crowe goes Both Ways in ‘Nottingham’
Ridley Scott’s Nottingham project has taken an odd as Russell Crowe confirmed for MTV that he remained not only committed to the film but was likely to play both Robin Hood and the Sheriff as "a good old clever adjustment of characters. One becomes the other. It changes."
As development got bogged down, production was delayed an entire year, derailing Universal’s plans for a major film for 2009. The studio acquired the rights to Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris’s spec script in an aggressive bidding contest then assigned it to Scott. Early rumors had Christian Bale to play Robin Hood to Crowe’s Sheriff with reports indicating the Sheriff’s role was actually the heroic one.
Crowe playing both roles apparently is causing massive script rewrites, according to CHUD, so no production dates have been set.
"It’s one of those things where we’re taking our time with,” Crowe continued. “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."