Russell Brand swings into “Hawkwood” Once the remake of “Arthur” wraps, burgeoning comedic thespian Russell Brand is eyeing “Hawkwood” as his next laugh-project.

The Fox film will focus on the adventures of a real-life swashbuckler during Renaissance times.

Empire Online writes, “John Hawkwood, a talented blade-swinger with loose morals and a mercenary attitude, was paid to lead a number of different European armies in the 1400s, serving under several banners including those of both Italy and France.”

Brand brought the pitch to Fox and has his “Arthur” scribe Jared Stern working on the “Hawkwood” script.

Brand’s latest film, “Get Him to the Greek,” a spin-off of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” generated $82 million worldwide to date.

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