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News: Russell Crowe to star in a Bodyline series movie…..

Well….. I have always thought that a Hollywood movie about Cricket would go a long way in order to at least introduce mainstream americans to the sport as a serious venture….. at least as far as awareness is concerned, because at the momment it looks like most of them either dont know that it is a game, or have a very weird view about it….. even if they dont know that it lasts five days !

Looks like the news that Russel Crowe is going to star in the latest movie about the Bodyline series is the best that could have been achieved under the circumstances……. I am not sure if this is going to be a Hollywood movie, or an Australian/British movie, in which case it is unlikely to find its way to American theatres…..

But Russell Crowe has a good fan following in the US, which is likely to watch any new Russell Crowe movie…… so it is definitely not something that is likely to have no effect….. there will be some positive effect regarding image and awareness…… how much is the million dollar question….. or, if you are the ICC, the 9 million dollar question :)……

Perhaps they can also interest some of Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Naomi Watts, Jude Law, Clive Owen, Kate Beckinsale, Charlize Theron, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Nicole Kidman, Heath Ledger etc. (all from test playing countries) to also star in the movie !:)….. wishful thinking indeed…….

Categories: Australia, England, USA
  1. October 21, 2006 at 6:08 am

    ICC’s attempts at globalisations have resulted in only one thing…there are fewer nations today playing cricket seriously than there were some 10-15 years back. ( Bermuda is coming up!!)

    I hope Hollywood fares better, sincerely..

  2. October 26, 2006 at 1:13 am

    It’ll be interesting to see how Russell Crowe deals with the shorter ball.

    I reckon he’ll duck under it rather than take it on.

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