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Russell Crowe, star of 'Robin Hood'Ask any 5-year-old – never mind which 5-year-old, never mind which country - and it's likely he can give you the rundown on Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Little John, and the Sheriff of Nottingham, so familiar is the story to almost anyone in the Western Hemisphere. So how do you take one of history's most popular folk tales and make it fresh?

By putting it in the hands of Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe.

"'Nottingham' is the 'Gladiator' version of Robin Hood," super-producer Brian Grazer told MTV News about the upcoming twisted tale from the "American Gangster" tag team. "I think it will have the same propulsion that 'Gladiator' had - the same adrenaline hits."

Told from the Sheriff's point of view, the new movie centers around a familiar - yet very different - set of characters, director Ridley Scott said, revealing that his story begins when a legend first walks into history. Read More...

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