Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Russell Crowe to play Sheriff AND Robin Hood


Recently, Director Ridley Scott told MTV that not only will Russell Crowe play The Sheriff in his upcoming revisionist take on the Robin Hood story, but the actor will be doing double duty as Robin Hood.

Nottingham is a 180 degree spin of the Robin Hood story-line where the Sheriff is the protagonist and Robin Hood is the bad guy. The Sheriff finds himself caught in the middle of a situation which pits an outlaw named Robin Hood who “who threatens to rouse the public in popular anarchy” and a corrupt and unpopular king who demands the arrest of the outlaw.

After this news came out - CHUD clarified the entire casting story with the news that Robin Hood and The Sheriff are actually the same person.

As a side note, I saw Crowe on Letterman last night where they briefly mentioned this topic, but more importantly, Crowe had EXTREMELY long hair. I'm talking couple inches below shoulder length. It was interesting to say the least and I kinda hope it is for this role.

I do have some issues with this casting decision which at this point in time seemed like a gimmick until CHUD clarified with the news that The Sheriff and Robin Hood are ACTUALLY the SAME person. Now the story thickens, and I am more than all ears for this one.

What are your thoughts?
Posted by SX0T at 5:27 PM |  

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