The Boys: Adam McKay Has Met With Russel Crowe About Playing Billy Butcher!

<i>The Boys</i>: Adam McKay Has Met With Russel Crowe About Playing Billy Butcher!

Adam McKay updated on the script's progress, and revealed that he has already began meeting with potential cast members. Russel Crowe being one of them..

We haven't heard too much about the big screen adap of The Boys since Adam McKay was announced as taking on directing duties. But chatting with MTV Mckay revealed that although the script is still a work in progress, he has met with some high profile actors regarding the roles. And he names one as Russel Crowe, apparently speaking to him about playing the vicious leader of The Boys, Billy Butcher..



"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."


Mckay also commented on the possibility of fan favorite Simon Pegg playing Wee Hughie. Since the character is actually based on his look anyway..

"Everyone knows Simon Pegg can take Hughie if he wants," he said. "I don't know what his schedule is like, though."


He then says that the script is nearing completion, but that even then the movie may be a hard sell given it's content..

"I'm writing completely on my own on that, so it's taking twice as long as it should," he laughed. "I am actually in the home stretch. I have about two weeks left on this draft and we're going to try and get it made. It's looking pretty cool. I'm excited about it."

"You really have to wait until the draft is done to get serious about it, plus it's like a $100 million, Rated-R, anti-superhero movie, so we have to see who bites on it. I'm going Disney #1, or Nickelodeon,"


So what would you say to Crowe as Billy? Could work, although he would have to work on his English accent! Robin Hood? My bleedin ears.

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