This movie is in production right now. I just ran across the site at americanthemovie.com and dug up this information at IMDB:
Matt Harlock has been writing/directing film for 10 years through his own production company halflife films. His current film project is ‘American: The Bill Hicks Story’, a new feature length documentary for the BBC and DVD release that Matt developed with Paul Thomas after establishing contact with the Hick’s estate over four years ago by organising tribute nights to the late comedian in London.
This is not the same as the possible film about Bill Hicks, with Russell Crowe. Either way, something tells me we’ll be hearing a lot more about Bill Hicks next year.