Russell Brand to star in action comedy flick

By | July 29, 2010 at 3:24 pm | No comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

Russell BrandAfter his roles in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him To The Greek, would you trust Russell Brand with a sword?

Didn’t think so.

But our opinions don’t matter when it comes to casting movies. And it just so happens that 20th Century Fox thinks otherwise, as Brand has just been cast in Hawkwood, an action comedy about a morally challenged but gifted swordsman, according to Deadline.com.

Brand will play the title role in the film, named after John Hawkwood, who was paid to lead various European armies during the Renaissance wars.

It will be a different kind of role for Brand, who is currently filming a remake of Arthur, continuing his recent string of characters with a drinking problem.

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