Rza Recruits Russell Crowe for ‘The Man With the Iron Fist’

Rza will be sharing screen time with Russell Crowe yet again, according to E! Online. The mastermind behind the Wu-Tang Clan has locked down the actor to star in his first feature film as a director, The Man With the Iron Fist.

Rza, who first worked with Crowe in 2007’s American Gangster, will also star in the martial arts flick as a blacksmith who makes weapons in feudal China. The details on Crowe’s character are unclear, but according to Rza, he’s not someone you’d want to exchange blows with. “I won’t spoil it for you, but Russell’s gonna be the baddest man alive,” The Shaolin rapper/producer told E! “That man is in fighting shape. That man will knock you out.”

The movie, which is set to begin filming in Shanghai in December, is being co-produced and co-written by Hostel’s Eli Roth.

In the meantime, Crowe and Rza will be appearing together in Paul Haggis’ The Next Three Days, set to hit theaters on November 19. —Elan Mancini

  • that gay nicca

    RZA BE SEXY YO

    HIM AND RUSSELL CAN IRON FIST ME ALL DAAAAY LOOOONG

  • DownSouth

    Bobby D does it again. Congrats on all that success.

    DOWN SOUTH!!!

  • jtm

    i might go check it out.

  • Chilly Willy

    How sick would it be if for a movie named The Man with the Iron Fist, the score was also done by Bob Digi AND MF Doom ?

  • Q461

    This sounds cool as hell… Crowe is a dope actor… love that Gladiator shit… and Rza doing a martial arts film def sounds worth checkin out… the clan stays up on that shit everyone knows that.

    • TonyStakz!!!

      +++1

  • tiger tim

    The too long rich, GENUINELY talented
    Crowe continues to waste valuable, and
    fleeting, primetime.

    —in other words, seen-it-already,
    pointless, routine…

    • dave

      yes “tiger tim” wrong on all accounts.. where have you “seen this already” you dickhead?? and “wasting fleeting primetime” there’s guys that win oscars in their 70′s.. russell will be around forever.. rza is fucking all-time legend status and russell’s movies are always cool.. romper stomper, gladiator and american gangster are badass.. this has just been elevated to the movie i’m most waiting for..

  • this guy above me

    ..f u k up tim

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