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‘Jobs,’ ‘Book Of Mormon’ Star Josh Gad To Play Late Comic Sam Kinison In Upcoming Movie
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Josh Gad, the rising star of such titles as the hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, Love & Other Drugs, TV sitcom 1600 Penn, and the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, where he plays Steve Wozniak, has been set to play Sam Kinison in an upcoming biopic directed by Seinfeld writer/producer Larry Charles.

The larger-than-life Kinison was a huge stand-up comic presence in the ’80s, known for screaming many of his jokes in way that would make Lewis Black seem shy and soft spoken. Kinison jumped from a life of religious preaching into comedy and quickly rose to fame before drugs and alcohol consumed him and brought everything to an abrupt halt. He would eventually overcome these issues and get clean, but before he could ever really return to the spotlight, he was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver.

Continue below for more, and to see Kinison performing on Rodney Dangerfield’s classic Young Comedians Special, which would propel him into stardom.

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‘xXx’ Creator Rich Wilkes to Write ‘Iron Fist’ Screenplay
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Marvel has made more progress in their efforts to produce a live-action Iron Fist film. Rich Wilkes, creator of the action movie franchise xXx, has signed on to write the screenplay for the Iron Fist film.

Longtime Iron Fist fans may be a little doubtful, recalling the Iron Fist project that Marvel attempted to get off the ground 10 years ago. At that time, Artisan was slated to produce the film, with Ray Park in the dual role of Daniel Rand/Iron Fist. However, it may all be a matter of timing.

Iron Fist has had a character revitalization due to a critically acclaimed monthly series that launched a few years back, and the character is currently appears in the New Avengers comic. The Iron Fist origin story involves a battle with a dragon and mystic martial arts warriors that live in K’un L’un.

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