Apparently MGM Also Looking to Russell Crowe to Play 'RoboCop'?
It's been a busy week for Russell Crowe. Yesterday alone the actor was said to be part of the saving grace that would allow Akiva Goldsman to direct his gestating adaptation of Winter's Tale, and then later in the evening it was said Darren Aronofsky was looking to Crowe to take the titular role in the Biblical epic Noah. Now it sounds like Crowe is simultaneously up for another big role as a Twitter update from Variety report Jeff Sneider revealed that the actor is also potentially being lined up for RoboCop, the remake from director José Padilha of Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. I'm not sure what role sounds better for Crowe.
Previously, the director wanted someone like Michael Fassbender to take the role, but Crowe doesn't really seem to be along those lines. He's much beefier, and not nearly as lean as Fassbender. Honestly, out of the trio of films, it seems like Winter's Tale will definitely happen, but since that's only a supporting role, it would likely allow him to take either Noah or RoboCop. Frankly, it would be pretty great to see Crowe kicking as much ass as he did in Gladiator over ten years ago, but he's likely only on a shortlist of talents to get inside the big metal suit. We'll likely hear word on either of these casting scenarios soon so stay tuned.