Russell Crowe to play Bill Hicks?
Oz thespo working on draft script
It appears we have the leaves of Sherwood Forest to thank (or blame, depending on your viewpoint) for a possible outing of Aussie thespo Russell Crowe as legendary US comedian Bill Hicks.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, filming on Crowe's latest project Nottingham has been postponed until at least March next year "because director Sir Ridley Scott wanted the leaves on the trees in England's Sherwood Forest to be the right colour".
Crowe has therefore opted to spend some quality time with his family in Oz while "working on other projects". He said: "I have another project based on the life of comedian Bill Hicks, which is going from treatment to draft stage with Kiwi writer Mark Staufer."
Hicks died of cancer in 1994 at the age of just 32, but not before firing off some memorable insights. It remains to be seen how Crowe handles this classic: "A lot of Christians wear crosses around their necks. You think when Jesus comes back he ever wants to see a fucking cross? It's like going up to Jackie Onassis wearing a rifle pendant." ®
@ Hud RE: Bernie Mac.
Gonna be a tall order to give you a Bernie Mac seing's how Bernie shed his mortal coil about a month ago.
Gonna also have to withhold judgement about the performance 'til it happens. And for the same reason previously stated: Crowe did a decent job as Nash.
'Course, I don't know that Mr. Hicks would be all that pleased about a posthumous biopic released about him to line the pockets of the fat bastards he resented in the first place.
Ah well, we shall see....
I was just starting to get acquainted with his work for a year or two before he passed. Had tickets to a show and had to pass them up for work reasons. I figured he'd be back sooner or later.....
Mine's the one with the baggie of cowpie-fertilized 'shrooms in the pocket.
I am an American and I never heard of the guy - By Burch
all this venom and yet of the more than 200,000 who emigrate from the uk every year more that 10% go to the states - must be some reason!
who the hell cares about comedians, actors or other entertainers anyway - did you run out of footballers to worship? nothing better to do with your time, or just a booze soaked brain that can't handle real life?
the leaves thing
isn't as daft as it sounds, more of a big scheduling cock up, they realised that by halfway throught filming there wouldn't BE ANY leaves left on the trees.