Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks?


The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Russell Crowe may next play comedian Bill Hicks now that Ridley Scott’s Nottingham has been pushed back. Here’s a clip:

“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.”

It is understood he is considering playing the main role of Hicks — a controversial and brilliant American comedian who battled drug and alcohol abuse before dying from cancer at 32. Crowe confirmed Nottingham would not go ahead until March next year because director Sir Ridley Scott wanted the leaves on the trees in England’s Sherwood Forest to be the right colour.

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