So the story is, Russell Crowe will be playing both the Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood in Nottingham, Ridley Scott’s upcoming revisionist take on Robin Hood.
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.”
Clearly Scott sees these two characters as two sides of the same coin. [MTV]
Gosh, that is a fresh idea. So unexpected. That two different people could really be one… incendiary, I think, is the only word to describe it. And yet, for some reason, I’m reminded of the scene in Adaptation where Charlie Kaufman discusses the script his retard brother Donald has written:
CHARLIE: Donald, the only idea more overused than serial killers is multiple personality. On top of that, you explore the notion that cop and criminal are really two aspects of the same person. See every cop movie ever made for other examples of this.
DONALD: Mom called it psychologically taut.