Untitled Bill Hicks Biopic (Richard Linklater, 20XX)

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Untitled Bill Hicks Biopic (Richard Linklater, 20XX)

#2 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:52 pm

Anyone have any casting ideas? This was pretty fun (but futile) for the Lucille Ball biopic...

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Re: Untitled Bill Hicks Biopic (Richard Linklater, 20XX)

#3 Post by domino harvey » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:02 pm

Alex Jones

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Re: Untitled Bill Hicks Biopic (Richard Linklater, 20XX)

#4 Post by HernandoBiggies » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:59 pm

I know Russell Crowe was very intent on playing him.

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Re: Untitled Bill Hicks Biopic (Richard Linklater, 20XX)

#5 Post by Mr. Deltoid » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:20 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:52 pm
Anyone have any casting ideas? This was pretty fun (but futile) for the Lucille Ball biopic...
I think the newly slim-line Jonah Hill could be in with a shot (not that Hick's was exactly a rake)!
It's funny, but I wrote an unpublished piece about seven or eight years ago about the potential (and pitfalls) of a Hick's Biopic. This was around the time that Russell Crowe was threatening to direct (and star - as Hicks no less!) his own version of the late, great comedian's life. Thank god that one got canned when it did. Anyway, in the article I suggested that the worst thing for Bill's legacy would be the ignominy of the cornball Hollywood treatment . . . unless, they could get fellow Texan[*], Richard Linklater, to helm it!

Anyway, short version: this could actually be good!

[*] Yeah, I know he was born in Arkansas.

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Re: Untitled Bill Hicks Biopic (Richard Linklater, 20XX)

#6 Post by knives » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:42 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:02 pm
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After listening to a lot of Hicks recently, yeah.

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Re: Untitled Bill Hicks Biopic (Richard Linklater, 20XX)

#7 Post by Brian C » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:23 pm

I don’t know why, but I thought I dimly remembered Sam Rockwell being attached to a Hicks film.

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Re: Untitled Bill Hicks Biopic (Richard Linklater, 20XX)

#8 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:05 pm

Hicks died at 32 - I feel as though Linklater might need to go into looking at some unknowns for this one, I can't think of an actor in his 20s/early-to-mid 30s who really looks much like Hicks.

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Re: Untitled Bill Hicks Biopic (Richard Linklater, 20XX)

#9 Post by JabbaTheSlut » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:02 pm

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Alex Lawther could be an inspired choice.

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Re: Untitled Bill Hicks Biopic (Richard Linklater, 20XX)

#10 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:32 pm

Someone said it on either Twitter or reddit, and I wish I thought of it. "Denis Leary, he already knows all of his lines"

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