Russel Crowe's Injured Shoulder Puts Work On Hold
Russell Crowe, who took a beating on the set of the action epic Gladiator, suffered a shoulder injury Tuesday while training for his new non-action film, Flora Plum, reported ABC online.
Although doctors are refusing to release any details on how the actor got hurt, they are recommending that he perform immediate surgery, added ABC.
The accident comes with a double whammy.
Aside from the obvious (pain!), this untimely accident has successfully sidelined the film, which marks Jodie Foster’s return to the directing chair.
In Flora Plum, Crowe’s character is a circus freak who falls in love with a young, penniless waif, actress Claire Danes, and helps boost her to fame.
Meanwhile, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Crowe was expected to start production on Plum in Orlando, Fla., in two weeks, but he has been advised by doctors to undergo surgery at the end of the month.
However, this is not the first time Crowe finds himself in a painfull situtation; in fact, his new injury is the latest in a series of film-set mishaps for the new action hero.
While filming Gladiator, Crowe suffered battering almost as severe as his character, Maximus, did, and the production also lost co-star Oliver Reed to a natural but untimely death.
Furthermore, on the set of Proof of Life, a stand-in for co-star David Morse was killed when a truck plunged into a ravine.
If superstitious Crowe would most likely have quit his job by now. Fortunately he is not.
In his next film, A Beautiful Mind, directed by Ron Howard, Crowe stars as a mathematical genius who miraculously recovers from schizophrenia and is awarded a Nobel Prize-Albawaba.com.
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