Russell Crowe spoke to The Sydney Morning Herald about the recently postponed Nottingham, which is to be directed by Ridley Scott. He told them what he would be getting up to now the movie is delayed, and confirmed that Mother Nature was a reason for the delay in filming.
RUSSELL Crowe is looking forward to bonus time in Australia after the postponement of filming for his next project, Nottingham.
The Oscar winner said it would be at least seven months before the film gets off the ground in England, allowing him to spend more time at his Woolloomooloo home with wife, Danielle Spencer, and sons, Charlie, 4, and Tennyson, 2, and working on other projects.
“More time in Australia is always a bonus,” Crowe said last week.
It is understood he is considering playing the main role of Hicks — a controversial and brilliant American comedian who battled drug and alcohol abuse before dying from cancer at 32. Crowe confirmed Nottingham would not go ahead until March next year because director Sir Ridley Scott wanted the leaves on the trees in England’s Sherwood Forest to be the right colour.
Sienna Miller was recently cast as Maid Marion, so we will have to see if that will still be the case next March. The film was going to take a different approach on the well known story. Instead of having Robin Hood as the heroic vigilante who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, the film would focus on what a thieving bastard he was and put the audience on he Sheriff’s side for once.