A New Sheriff in Town

Russell Crowe has signed for US$20 million to play the Sheriff of Nottingham in a “revisionist” version of the Robin Hood story. Titled Nottingham, the Hollywood film will follow “the premise that Robin Hood is less virtuous and the sheriff more noble than previous depictions.” The Guardian places Nottingham at the centre of a current trend in Hollywood for British stories and British and Antipodean lead actors: “[To] the presumable despair of the ghost of Senator Joseph McCarthy, the best thing to be in Hollywood today is un-American.”

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