Ridley Scott takes a knee — ‘Robin Hood’ director will miss Cannes

May 11, 2010 | 3:50 p.m.

At 24 Frames, John Horn reports that Ridley Scott will not attend the premiere of “Robin Hood,” the adventure film starring Russell Crowe that will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. 

Ridley Scott black and white

The 72-year-old Scott, who teamed with Crowe in the Oscar-winning Gladiator,” recently underwent knee replacement surgery. “My recovery has been slower than I’d hoped,” Scott said in a statement. “Truly, doctor’s orders are the only thing that could keep me from being there.”

He said the Universal film’s lead actors, including Cate Blanchett, and producer Brian Grazer will be able to attend the Wednesday night premiere …


— John Horn


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One Response to Ridley Scott takes a knee — ‘Robin Hood’ director will miss Cannes

  1. Perhaps Mr Scott did not want to face public ridicule for his use of the horrible looking blue tint effect on this film. Note to Mr Scott: It's been done, for crying out loud.

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