HBO are making a film of legendary comedian Sam Kinison. Directed by Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty director Tom Shadyac, Brother Sam will star Dan Fogler as the one-time preacher. Foglerâ€™s acting work is mainly on the stage although he appeared in recent films Balls of Fury and Good Luck Chuck.
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the writer-directors of American Splendor have written the script based on the book Brother Sam: The Short, Spectacular Life of Sam Kinison, by his brother Bill Kinison, and Steve Delsohn.
Kinison was a Pentecostal preacher before becoming an acerbic and controversial comedian acting as a particular influence on Bill Hicks. Kinison was killed in a car crash in 1992 at the age of 38.
Click here to see Sam Kinison perform on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1989.