Richard Linklater to Write and Direct Bill Hicks Biopic

Tony Sokol Oct 25, 2018

Go back to bed, America. Late cult comic Bill Hicks' true roots are exposed as Richard Linklater bares his own.

"Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye," early alternative comedian Bill Hicks observed, probably on a televised special. Movies are a different story, and filmmaker Richard Linklater, who took over ten years to make one coming-of-age flick, is a different kind of director. The Oscar-winnng director of Boyhood will develop, write and direct a movie about Hicks for Focus Features, according to Collider.

This is a passion project for Linklater. Both he and Hicks grew up in Houston, Linklater’s older brother went to the same school as Hicks, and the director has said he regretted he and the comedian never got to work together. According to reports, Hicks was a fan of Linklater’s Dazed And Confused, whichcame out a
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