"Sure, Russell Crowe, MIGHT star in Aronofsky's NOAH... but do you know what else he MIGHT star in? Three words: Ro. Bo. Cop. #FloatThisBoat" he tweeted. At any rate, for anyone who might have thought that Crowe was no longer as a big player in Hollywood as he might have been a few years ago, it appears that's not the case. And while hot young things like Michael Fassbender and Chris Pine who were tossed around at various points might be fun ideas, they still don't quite have the name recognition and clout an Oscar winner like Crowe brings to the table. This also suggests that the character of RoboCop could be skewing older.
Or it could mean nothing at all. This is probably just a prelude to the inevitable shortlist story, so just brace yourself. At any rate, for someone like Crowe to even sign on, he'll probably want to flip through the script that "Gran Torino" scribe Nick Schenk is rewriting first. But Crowe as RoboCop? Considering he's gotten over his fear of franchise movies with his appearance as Jor-El in "Man Of Steel," yeah, we could see it being a possibility. Jose Padilha will direct the film, which MGM hopes to get in front of cameras this summer.