Russell Brand to play Hawkwood?

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Russell Brand reprises his character from Forgetting Sarah Marshall in this hilarious comedy. Jonah Hill plays Aaron Green, a record company intern whose tasked with going to London and escorting British rocker Aldous Snow (Brand) back to the Greek Theatre for a comeback concert. Along the way he must deal with the star's appetite for women and partying as they make unintended stopovers in New York and Las Vegas. Green's boss, Sergio Roma, is played by a surprisingly funny Sean Combs.
July 29th, 2010

Russell Brand is being lined up to play the lead role in action-comedy movie 'Hawkwood'.

The British comedian is reportedly in negotiations to play the real-life swashbuckling figure, John Hawkwood - a morally challenged but gifted swordsman - who was paid to lead various European armies during the Renaissance wars, serving under several banners including those of both Italy and France.

The 34-year-old actor originally brought the idea to Fox comedy head Nicky Weinstock - who he worked with on 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' and 'Get Him to the Greek' - as a starring vehicle for himself.

Russell is also set to produce the movie with Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark, while Nicky Weinstock will be executive producer, Deadline.com reports.

Jared Stern - who worked on rewriting Russell's upcoming remake of 'Arthur'- is writing the script.

This marks a busy year for the star who has just completed the role of Trinculo in 'The Tempest'. He also provides the voice of the Easter Bunny in the Tim Hill-directed 'Hop' and is currently filming the remake of 'Arthur' alongside Helen Mirren.