Russell Crowe will be playing both The Sheriff of Nottingham AND Robin Hood in Nottingham, according to director Ridley Scott. We had heard about this possibility before, however now it has been confirmed by the director himself.
The news comes straight from the helmer himself, with Scott revealing “He’s playing both!” exclusively to MTV News during an interview for his new film “Body of Lies,” which co-stars Crowe. While Scott held additional details close to his chest — saying they would take too long to describe — he did exclaim that Crowe’s dual roles would be “a good old clever adjustment of characters. One becomes the other. It changes.”
This is certainly interesting and I look forward to see how it will work out on screen. Nottingham was set to begin filming this year, however it got delayed because the ‘leaves were not green enough’ in Sherwood Forest at this time of year. I suppose that is a good enough reason, but you would have thought with today’s technology they could have worked around it somehow.
Anyway, expect Nottingham staring Russell Crowe, Sienna Miller and Russell Crowe, to begin filming when the leaves are the right shade of green again.