After being shelved two years ago, the Jodie Foster helmed Flora Plum is coming back to life, says The Hollywood Reporter. Ewan McGregor is taking on the role that was once to be played by Russell Crowe. Meryl Streep has also committed to appear in the circus-set film, while Claire Danes, who was originally attached to star in the project, is back to take on the title role. Production will begin in either fall 2003 or January 2004. "Plum" was originally set up at USA Films and was to start production in September 2000. During preproduction, however, Crowe suffered a shoulder injury while training for the film in Austin, Texas, and subsequently dropped out of the project.