Russell Crowe Gets Medieval On Us

The first photo of Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Robin Hood movie has been released, and if you don’t like it he just might shoot you with that arrow!

The new look is a dramatic departure from past depictions of the fabled wealth re-distributor. For one thing, the 45-year-old actor sports a Caesar haircut instead of the traditional longer locks.

Crowe has dropped more than some hair for the part. Earlier reports indicated that he was struggling to drop the weight that he’d gained for Body of Lies, and that Sienna Miller had been ousted from the role of Maid Marion because her slim physique accentuated Crowe’s added bulk.

But from the looks of things, Crowe managed to trim down in time for shooting.

Of course, it helps that Crowe doesn’t have to squeeze himself into a pair of tights.

“He doesn’t have the old Robin Hood tights,” the movie’s producer, Brian Grazer, tells USA Today. “He’s got armor. He’s very medieval. He looks, if anything, more like he did in Gladiator than anything we’re used to seeing with Robin Hood.”

Readers, have your say in the comments section: Do you think Russell Crowe will be able to pull off the role of Robin Hood?