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.