Russell Brand is in negotiations to play real-life swashbuckler John Hawkwood in the action comedy “Hawkwood” for 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment reports Deadline.
Hawkwood was a 14th century European mercenary who was skilled with blade, but rather challenged in terms of morality. His services were used to help lead various European armies during the Renaissance wars.
Jared Stern will write the script. Brand, Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark will produce.