Russell Brand biographical film?
Does anyone in Hollywood know who Russell Brand is? Apparently not when you see him billed as "Actor Russell Brand", and it looks as though he's exploiting that well as word comes through that he may be talking to producers regarding his autobiography My Booky Wook (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com).
Over here Russell Brand is a television presenter and comedian, kind of like marmite, you either love him or hate him. Apart from appearing on second rate television shows he's also been famous for being involved in a case of alleged sexual assault, something he was cleared of after investigation.
So apart from that I can't really see what the story of someone who rose to present television and appear in generic quiz shows really could raise any interest, and yet it may well have as TheCheers claims that Michael Winterbottom is set to direct - not even interested or rumoured, but they say:
"Michael Winterbottom of '24 Hour Party People' fame has been roped in to direct the film and Brand would be playing himself in the movie."
What? I don't believe that for a second. However if it is true, and even if it isn't Winterbottom that's involved, it raises the question I find myself asking whenever there's word of an autobiography coming out from some 'C' or 'B' list star in the UK who hasn't even reached half way through their life, what's the point?
It's the most blatant money making scheme I can see, an autobiography when you're not even half way through your life, because you know there's going to be another one or two autobiographies from them if they're even still remotely on that star list rating, even at 'D' or 'E' levels.
So now we're going to see the life of Russell Brand brought to the big screen by Michael Winterbottom? I really have to say I think that this is celebrity gossip at its worst. Wait until you're eighty and have a wealth of exciting life behind you before you write your autobiography, oh and see then if you have the fame to pull it off.
I want to read about Kirk Douglas' life, or Michael Douglas for that matter. Give me Arnie's life over this. Not even thirty five and the trivia on IMDB says "Is a Vegetarian"...