Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott Reportedly Feuding on Robin Hood Set
Posted on June 9, 2009
Page Six reports that there is big trouble on the set of the new Robin Hood movie. The source says that Russell Crowe is feuding with director Ridley Scott nonstop. In fact, things are so bad the producers had to fly out to the site.
The story also says Crowe gained 35 pounds and then had to go on a crash diet. Page Six quotes on producer as saying, "We can't have Robin Hood looking more like Friar Tuck." That is a hilarious quote.
Universal chairman Marc Shmuger told Page Six that Russell and Ridley "have one of the strongest and most collaborative working relationships" and that they invited the producers to visit. This is about the opposite of what the gossip column says the producers told them.
Everyone knows how grumpy Russell Crowe can be. And when he's on a strict diet and not allowed to drink, well, it probably makes him even grumpier.
There have been similar reports of Crowe's bad behavior on just about every movie he's worked on, except for the ones that Ron Howard directed. We can't imagine Cate Blanchett sitting idly by while Russell and Ridley scream at each other, though. Let's hope the studio flack is right and it's all rainbows, unicorns and kisses on the set. But in a manly, Robin Hood sort of way. On a positive note, Russell looks quite nice in his leather pants.