Buxom babes and the big screen -- that was the mantra that made Russ Meyer famous.

The original indie director, who populated his films with big-bosomed women, beginning with 'The Immoral Mr. Teas' in 1959 (the same year that John Cassavetes released 'Shadows') and continuing through such wanton epics as 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!' and 'Super Vixens,' was the king of exploitation films in the early 1960s.

Now Deadline reports that Fox Searchlight is looking at a pitch package that would have David O. Russell directing the Meyer story -- depending on whether or not the studio can get the rights to the Jimmy McDonough book 'Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film' -- with a script by Merritt Johnson, who co-wrote the HBO telepic 'Temple Grandin' and penned 'Lovelace,' the 'Deep Throat' star Linda Lovelace bio.
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