The director has been forced to bow out of attending Wednesday night’s Out of Competition premiere because of knee replacement surgery. His recovery has been slower than he’d hoped. “Truly, doctor’s orders are the only thing that could keep me from being there,” he said in a statement issued through Universal, Robin Hood‘s distributor. Stars Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett and producer Brian Grazer will still be getting papped from the red carpet though.
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