Russell Crowe set to play Bill Hicks

Russell Crowe looks set to play Bill Hicks in a biopic of the legendary American stand-up. According to both Empire and the Sydney Morning Herald, the New Zealand born actor is considering the project after filming on Ridley Scott's Sheriff of Nottingham was postponed due to concern over the colour of the leaves in Sherwood Forest (we kid you not).

Hicks was a controversial comedian who expertly combined political insight with his trademark cutting humour. No offence to Russell Crowe, but would be impossible for anyone to recreate Bill Hicks' genius and the idea of a Hollywood biopic will have the great man spinning in his grave. Thankfully Hicks' wit and wisdom are both available in primary form for all to see on YouTube.

Bill Hicks on Marketing
Bill Hicks - Christ and Christians

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