Russell Crowe is playing both the Sheriff of Nottingham (as previously reported) and also taking the role of Robin Hood in Nottingham, director Ridley Scott told MTV News during a Body of Lies interview.
According to the director himself:
“He’s playing both!” [Ridley Scott told] 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.”
Sienna Miller has already been cast as Maid Marian in the film, which was recently put on hold to work on the current version of the screenplay.
Nottingham was readying for a mid-August start date in London. No new production date has emerged.