Russell Crowe will make his directorial debut with a biopic of Bill Hicks?


I always take a hearty interest in actors who decide to make their directorial debuts. I’m intrigued for many reasons, but one is that they usually tend to pick projects that tickle my fancy. That continues to be the case today, as The Playlist is reporting here that Russell Crowe is planning to make a biopic of the comedian Bill Hicks his first shot behind the camera. The late Bill Hicks is an interesting subject for a film (there’s already been a documentary), and I’m down to see if Crowe has any directing chops. After the jump you can see a bit of Hicks’ material, but count me in for this one!

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