• Russell Crowe will direct Bill Hicks biopic, but who should play Hicks?

    In spite of Russell Crowe’s wide array of acting jobs over the years, he will always be Maximus the vengeful gladiator to me (I know, it was over 10 years ago, but he was such a BAMF!). Reading this morning that the erstwhile warrior would be directing a Bill Hicks biopic, then, was a bit of a paradigm shift.

    The Telegraph reports that production will begin next year, but they’re still searching for the actor who can bring the right spirit to the part. After all, Bill Hicks remains irreplaceable. The flick will be Crowe’s first feature length directing project, so we won’t know what to expect of the film’s style and character. But if Hicks doesn’t stand on stage and shout, “Are you not entertained!?” to hecklers, I’m walking out of the theater. You’ve been warned, Crowe.

    The big question now is who should play Hicks? Tell us what you think in the comments section.

    Carrie Andersen

    In addition to writing for Laughspin, Carrie is a graduate student in Austin, Texas, where she researches popular culture, new media, music, and social movements. When not reading or writing in any official capacity, she spends her time playing the drums, watching crappy TV, and eating copious amounts of tacos and barbecue. She also blogs sporadically at carrieandersen.com.

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