The life of the late great U.S. comedian Bill Hicks will be portrayed on the big screen, as directed by Russell Crowe (who is also starring in RZA’s badass-looking The Man with the Iron Fists). This comes from The Daily Telegraph, also reporting that writer and Crowe’s high-school chum Mark Staufer is handling the script.
Hicks was known for his “this is why people are f**k-heads” brand of comedy, dying too young at the age of 32 in 1994 of pancreatic cancer. Casting calls have begun, but who could play him? Jason Sudeikis, perhaps? Just throwing it out there.
Production starts next year. For the meantime, do yourself a favour and YouTube a bunch of Hicks’ stand-up. I’ll get you started: