Russell Crowe reportedly "stormed off set" after discovering catering had run out of rice.

According to the DailyMail, the Kiwi star was on set filming The True History of the Kelly Gang about three weeks ago in Australia.

A source told the publication that crew members were alerted to Crowe's mood following the incident.

"Lots of the crew got text messages warning them about what happened," the source said.

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"They were told Russell was really angry because there was no more rice."

This isn't the first time Crowe's temper has landed him in the news.

In 2005, he reportedly threw a phone at a New York hotel worker after he was unable to successfully place a call to Australia.

However in an interview in 2014, Crowe said: "I never touched him, mate. Never touched him, never laid a finger on him."

The True History of the Kelly Gang also stars Charlie Hunnam, Nicholas Hoult and George Mackay, and Crowe portrays bush ranger Harry Power, who was once assisted by Ned Kelly.

No release date has been set but it's slated for release next year.