Sam Kinison Biopic Back on Track With New Star

Like so many performers, Kinison was a mess: a preacher’s kid who’d been a Pentecostal minister himself until an ugly divorce set him on the road to professional stand up comedy — and the booze and drugs that have always been such part of that scene.

Ironically, Kinison died shortly after he got clean, after his car was struck by a drunk driver.

He was 38. That of course means only one thing: the inevitable biopic.