Russell Crowe is The Man With The Iron Fist

Will co-star with RZA in kung fu flick


Russell Crowe and RZA are joining forces again on new kung fu film The Man With The Iron Fist.

No, not a sequel to The Man In The Iron Mask, but a swish action film co-written and directed by RZA himself.

Talking with E! Online, the Grammy award-winning rapper seems pretty chuffed to have landed his former American Gangster co-star for the movie.

“Russell’s gonna be the baddest man alive. That man is in fighting shape. That man will knock you out,” he said. “It’s nerve-wracking. [Crowe's] a master of the craft. I’m quite sure that I may learn something from him.”

On his own role, RZA added that he’ll play “a weapons-making village blacksmith in feudal China”.  Eli Roth is producing, and filming is set to, uh, kick off in Shanghai this December.

Can Crowe do kung fu? Debate below...


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    • KerrAvon

      Sep 15th 2010, 17:10

      For a second I thought this said Crowe would be playing Marvel's Iron Fist and started to chuckle at the prospect of a fat bloke playing Danny Rand. Then I read it and realised Rza would be playing a feudal Chinese blacksmith and I couldn't stop laughing.

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    • Monkeynuts30

      Sep 16th 2010, 1:38

      Sooooo, a white aussie as a kung fu hero and a black guy as a feudal chinese blacksmith? Oh this will win Oscars for sure.

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 16th 2010, 17:26

      The house of flying phones?

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