Russ Meyer earned a notorious reputation for his exploitative B-movies, such as Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and Cherry, Harry, and Racquel! Now he’s getting a film made about him. According to Deadline. David O. Russell will direct this biopic for Fox Searchlight. Merritt Johnson wrote the script for the film; he also penned the screenplay for the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic Lovelace.
Still, there’s at least one more thing that must be done before the deal is final: Fox Searchlight must obtain rights to Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of The Sex Film, a biographical book by Jimmy McDonough.
Russell did a decent job with The Fighter, and despite the (likely) graphic nature of this film, Fox Searchlight knows how to make a huge marketing splash.