We’ve all been gossiping about “Nottingham” for months on end and lately a lot of the chatter has concerned just who Crowe is playing. Scott told us recently that Crowe is playing both Robin Hood and Nottingham which left a few people scratching their heads. It wasn't so confusing in retrospect given what has been reported about the script elsewhere.
But now producer Brian Grazer has further clarified to MTV News how this dual role thing is going to work AND he even dropped a bit of a bomb about how the beginning of the film plays out. So spoiler-scared folk please go no further.
“The two role confusion is that what Robin Hood does is he sees Nottingham in battle very early in the movie and Nottingham dies. And Robin Hood takes over the identity of Nottingham. That's how it plays out.” Grazer went on to call the film “an origin story” for the characters.
Wowzers, right? This one just gets curioser and curioser. Grazer told us that the script is getting a final rewrite by Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Payback) and that he expects “that we’ll make ‘Nottingham’ in March of next year.
Monday, December 01, 2008
Clarification On Ridley Scott's Nottingham
Another film that's peaked my interest for sometime now. I know Scott's Body of Lies didn't turn out that great, but I have a feeling that Nottingham will. Brian Helgeland is a good writer and is more than capable of delivering a solid script. I'm just bumbed this movie wont be out until late 2009 to early 2010.