Rumors about the casting for Ridley Scott’s new Robin Hood film have been flying between Christian Bale, Russel Crowe, Sam Riley, and others. The question was who would play the Sheriff and who would play Robin Hood? Well, apparently someone thought it would be easier to just pick one character and call it quits.
So, that’s what they’ve done. Ridley Scott’s announces himself that it was with script revisions Crowe will play both parts that with “a good old clever adjustment of characters. One becomes the other. It changes.”
Now don’t get me wrong, I think Crowe is more than capable of playing either role, but both? Is Robin suffering from Schizophrenia? Does one become the other? This could be really interesting or really shitty depending on how it is done.
CHUD has reported reading the original script and they have said “nothing in this script indicated the Sheriff and Robin Hood could be played by the same actor. Now, Brian Helgeland came in and did a rewrite, and much depends on that.”
So what shall be become of Robin Hood? Isn’t the entire point that he is a bad guy, that does bad things for good reasons? If he’s the Sheriff would be not be doing that to himself? Have Ridley, Helgeland, and Crowe been doing peyote together?
We shall find out all this and more!