Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe back in the saddle again

BFF’s actor Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott can’t get enough of each other. After teaming up for Gladiator (2000), A Good Year (2006) and the upcoming American Gangster, the mates decided aw what the hell let’s go at it again.

According to Variety, the duo, are going to make a revisionist take on Robin Hood from the perspective of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Cleverly enough, Nottingham, will be the name of the film written by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris, creators of the Showtime series “Sleeper Cell.” Universal Studios picked up the film for a cool seven figures.

Crowe stars as the Sheriff of Nottingham in a revisionist take on the Robin Hood tale, with Nottingham as a noble and brave lawman who labors for a corrupt king and engages in a love triangle with Maid Marion and Robin Hood.

Production will start next year.

Scott will direct the film after he helms Leonardo DiCaprio this fall in a CIA thriller for Warner Bros., based on the David Ignatius novel “Body of Lies.” William Monahan is writing that script and Scott is producing with Donald De Line.

One supposes that Russell Crowe/Ridley Scott will square off against Martin Scorcese/Leo DiCaprio in a steel cage, tag team match at this year’s Summer Slam for world supremacy.

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