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Russell Crowe Joins RZA's Martial Arts Film
Posted on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 5:58 am
by IDMA Editor

Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA has been working with Eli Roth and somewhat with Quentin Tarantino to develop a martial arts film, called "The Man With the Iron Fist, that the rapper has written and is planning to direct. It has nothing to do with the Marvel character.

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Now comes word that RZA was able to talk Russell Crowe into joining his project. The two have previously co-starred in "American Gangster" and even recorded a song together that was supposed to be included on the film's soundtrack. Producers eventually decided against it. The duo will next appear in "The Next Three Days" thriller.

In "Iron Fist," RZA will play a weapons-making village blacksmith in feudal China. "I won't spoil it for you, but Russell's gonna be the baddest man alive," the rapper told E! Online. "That man is in fighting shape. That man will knock you out."

The plan is to begin filming in December in Shanghai with a budget of $20 million. Roth is both a co-writer and co-producer of the movie.

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