The wires (yes, I still think of them like that) were buzzing all weekend with MTV’s big scoop — that while Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott were out promoting Body of Lies, the network cornered them about the long-delayed Nottingham, Scott’s revisionist Robin Hood story. There have been a lot of names attached to the role of Robin Hood, ranging from Christian Bale to newcomer Sam Riley.
Forget all of that because now, from Scott himself, comes the announcement that Crowe will be playing both roles. Mum on the details, the director would only say it was “a good old clever adjustment of characters. One becomes the other. It changes.” I would take that to mean that the Sheriff of Nottingham becomes Robin Hood after having to steal from the poor one too many times … or they’re twins, which would be pretty lame, especially for Scott and Crowe. Continue Reading