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Russell Crowe Joins RZA In 'The Man With The Iron Fist'

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Sep 14, 2010 | 10:18am EDT

Russell CroweEveryone please repeat after me: “Russell Crowe ain’t nothing to f*ck with.”

The Wu Tang Clan loves Kung Fu. Russell Crowe has thrown a few temper tantrums. So when the Clan's own RZA started casting for his new martial arts movie, The Man With The Iron Fist, he looked to the Oscar winning actor to be his co-star. RZA (real name Robert Diggs) stars as a blacksmith in feudal China in the film which he directs and co-wrote. He didn’t want to ruin the surprise about Crowe, though.

"I won't spoil it for you, but Russell's gonna be the baddest man alive," RZA told E! Online. "That man is in fighting shape. That man will knock you out."

Crowe has proved he can handle himself in a gladiator ring with a sword or in a medieval forest with a bow and arrow so throwing him in a fight with only his fists shouldn’t be a problem. And with Eli Roth co-producing and co-writing the flick, it should kick all sorts of ass.

RZA has been racking up some impressive film credits as of late. He previously worked with Crowe on American Ganster and managed to steal scenes from Seth Rogen in Funny People. Quentin Tarantino, another Kung Fu aficionado, even helped him develop The Man With The Iron Fist over the past five years.

The reported $20 million film will begin filming in December.

Source: E! Online

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