Here’s good news for fans of cult filmmaker Russ Meyer. The life of times of the 60’s and 70’s sexploitation king is to receive the big screen treatment.
Deadline are reporting that The Fighter’s David O. Russell is being bandied around as a potential name to direct, and Fox Searchlight are currently in discussions to do a deal where the director’s former assistant on Three Kings, Merritt Johnson (now a scriptwriter and with a project about Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace readying for production), will adapt the book Big Bosoms And Square Jaws: The Biography Of Russ Meyer, King Of The Sex Film.
Meyer (who passed away in 2004, aged 82) was famous for directing, producing and writing a series of successful low-budget humorous and mildly satirical soft-core titles such as Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and Super Vixens. He also made the trashy 1970 classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, which (for trivia fans out there) was co-written by esteemed film critic Roger Ebert.