I hope David O. Russell (The Fighter) eventually starts directing another film rather than continually add to the list of films he might direct. Not tonight: Deadline reports that Fox Searchlight wants to buy for Russell a pitch package for a biopic based on the life of B-movie legend Russ Meyer. Merritt Johnson (Temple Grandin), who served as Russell’s assistant during Three Kings, will write the script.
The studio is working to acquire the rights to the biography Big Bosoms And Square Jaws: The Biography Of Russ Meyer, King Of The Sex Film to serve as the foundation for the script. Meyer directed a series of popular sexploitation films throughout the 1960s like Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and Vixen! that were marked by campy humor and enormous bust sizes.
Hit the jump for a list of the other projects Russell has been linked to over the past year.