Thursday, February 26, 2009

Robin Hood film delayed by the wrong kind of green leaves

The news that Ridley Scott's Robin Hood movie (no longer to be called Nottingham) starts shooting in April, with Russell Crowe in the starring role, is a green bud amid the incinerated debris of other news - and I'm sure Cate Blanchett will bring her customary dedication to the role of Maid Marian.

I have learnt that the project was so delayed partly because of a problem with the colour of British leaves: they weren't the right kind of green (for Sherwood Forest). The location manager scoured Britain for somewhere suitable, but it was reckoned the absence of the right seasonal colour was due to global warming.

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