Russell Crowe To Play The Sheriff of Nottingham In New 'Robin Hood' Movie
Reiff told the Hollywood Reporter website: "Part of the strength of the script was the simple idea of doing 'Robin Hood' by making the sheriff the good guy."
The two scriptwriters were involved in one of the biggest bidding wars of all time as Universal competed with Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema to make the film. Regency Enterprises, DreamWorks Pictures and Columbia Pictures were also said to be in the running.
This will be the fourth project involving Crowe, Universal and Imagine Entertainment. Previous movies include A Beautiful Mind and Cinderella Man - as well as American Gangster, which is due out later this year. Crowe will reportedly earn around $20 million to play the Sheriff.
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