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Russell Brand to swash and buckle as Hawkwood

07.29.2010

Despite really only playing the same character in two movies and doing a memorable hosting job at the MTV Something Awards, Russell Brand’s comedic star is rising. Currently filming a remake of ARTHUR, Brand’s next project will be something a bit more unusual.

It’s a comedic telling of the life of famous (among historians at least) mercenary John Hawkwood, who lead a number of different European armies in the 1400s, including France and Italy. The script sets to pain him as a typical Brand-ish womanizing, wise-cracking lothario, except now instead of a being rock star, he swings swords around.

Was the real Hawkwood actually like this? Considering I didn’t know who he was until thirty seconds ago, I don’t really care. Lord knows we need some sort of humor injected into a medieval epic as ROBIN HOOD disappointed in that regard. The version with the foxes was FAR superior as anyone will tell you.

I like Brand, but I’m curious to see him out of his Aldus Snow role. Hopefully ARTHUR and now HAWKWOOD will let us see what else he’s got.

Obligatory photo of who he’s banging, Miss Katy Perry:

Extra Tidbit: Iíve never used the word "lothario," until I started writing articles about Russell Brand.
Source: Deadline

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9:37PM on 07/29/2010
No no no no no, you can't create this big ol' article about a new Brand movie, and then post a pic like that of Katy Perry. That just negates any attempt of me to read this article.

With that said, I've only seen Brand in Greek, and I thought he was pretty funny with good potential for a role with a little more heft.
No no no no no, you can't create this big ol' article about a new Brand movie, and then post a pic like that of Katy Perry. That just negates any attempt of me to read this article.

With that said, I've only seen Brand in Greek, and I thought he was pretty funny with good potential for a role with a little more heft.
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3:22PM on 07/29/2010

I can't stand him........

He's so damn annoying. He's my least favorite actor and Tara Reid is my least favorite actress.
He's so damn annoying. He's my least favorite actor and Tara Reid is my least favorite actress.
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2:35PM on 07/29/2010
He's really funny, hope he has a long successful career.
He's really funny, hope he has a long successful career.
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1:22PM on 07/29/2010

lucky

son of a bitch
son of a bitch
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12:54PM on 07/29/2010
Make hay while the sun shines.
Make hay while the sun shines.
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12:39PM on 07/29/2010

More than 2 movies...

MTV UK presenter
Co-presenter of UK Big Brother
BBC Radio presenter
3 sold out stand up comedy tours in the UK
Appearances in 5 movies so far, with the Tempest and Hop still to be released

The US might not know him that well, but he's had quite a long career in the UK.
MTV UK presenter
Co-presenter of UK Big Brother
BBC Radio presenter
3 sold out stand up comedy tours in the UK
Appearances in 5 movies so far, with the Tempest and Hop still to be released

The US might not know him that well, but he's had quite a long career in the UK.
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9:59AM on 07/31/2010
He also used to write a great football column for the Guardian. He's a huge West Ham fan, I gather.
He also used to write a great football column for the Guardian. He's a huge West Ham fan, I gather.
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