Russell Crowe might be one of ‘The Boys’

In addition to his forthcoming inclusion with ‘Iron Fist’ men, we’ve just learned that acclaimed actor Russell Crowe has been in talks with director Adam McKay regarding his possible inclusion in an adaptation of the hyper violent comic book ‘The Boys’.

Source: BD Horror

Created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, the story follows a group of CIA agents assigned to police the world’s super-powered heroes and villains. Led by the tough-as-nails Billy Butcher, the super-powered team recruits meek civilian Hughie “Wee Hughie” Campbell in the first issue after his girlfriend is killed by a superhero.

“I’ve sat with some people. I really like the idea of Russell Crowe for [Billy] Butcher,” said McKay. “We met and had kind of an interesting meeting.”

I never really kept up with a lot of Garth Ennis’ work as a youth but I am slowly discovering his genius at his craft. A quick review of the series’ overview makes me wonder “Just how hell do they intend to make this a profitable movie?” as the comic tends to be overflowing with blood, sex, and gratuitous violence to the point that it seems that the movie would have to be borderline porn in order to faithfully represent the comic. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some changes along the way to make it more theater friendly, and I will be keeping an eye on this one for more details to emerge.

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