After the rumors that either Sam Riley or Christian Bale had been cast as Robin Hood in Ridley Scott’s “Nottingham” were shot down, a rather dubious (and therefore little publicized) claim emerged that Russell Crowe would play not only the Sheriff of Nottingham as reported earlier but ALSO the part of Robin Hood.
Unlikely right? Wrong it would seem as Crowe himself confirmed the rumor to the press at the LA junket for “Body of Lies” over the weekend. Crowe tells MTV News that the dual roles are “a good old clever adjustment of characters. One becomes the other. It changes.” He kept further details secret.
As for the delay of the project itself – “It’s one of those things where we’re taking our time with. 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.”