Russell Crowe: Man In Tights

MTV reports that newly rotund Australian actor Russell Crowe will portray dual roles in Ridley Scott’s new Robin Hood movie, Nottingham.

The versatile Crowe will be doing double duty as Robin Hood and his arch-nemesis, the Sherrif of Nottingham.

“He’s playing both!” director Scott exclaimed. “A good old clever adjustment of characters. One becomes the other. It changes.”

Crowe definitely has the chops (and then some lately) to pull off the psychodrama of playing two sides of the “robs from the rich to give to the poor” coin.

And this announcement comes on the heels of a Crowe revival.

He has a new movie out with director Scott, Body of Lies, and ex-lover Meg Ryan has recently been spilling details of their affair in 2000.

Any publicity is good publicity.