Russell Crowe Plans Directorial Debut with Comedian Bill Hicks Biopic

In one of the two subtle, quiet teaser trailers for Man of Steel, the voice of Russell Crowe can be heard as Superman’s father Jor-El, and later this year, that same voice will be belting out musical tunes in Les Miserables. However, it sounds like the Australian actor is now keen to get behind the camera as well. The Telegraph (via The Playlist) has learned that Crowe will make his feature directorial debut with a biopic about the late comedian Bill Hicks who died all too soon from pancreatic cancer at the age of 32. Sounds like an interesting choice for a high profile actor who hasn’t spent much time with comedy on the big screen. Here’s just a taste of the kind of comedy Bill Hicks delivered before his untimely death: Mark Staufer, a new writer who went to school with Crowe, has written the script and hopes to be in …

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