Geez. Hollywood is going biopic crazy right now, which is a shame because most biopics are boring as hell. We told you about the Motley Crue biopic, we told you about the Elton John biopic, and now we’re telling you about the upcoming Hulk Hogan biopic.
According to multiple reports, Chris Hemsworth is set to play Hulk Hogan in an upcoming biopic about the wrestler.
“Deals for the Hogan project are in the midst of closing with Netflix. Producing will be Michael Sugar, the Academy Award winner behind Spotlight, who will produce via his Netflix-based Sugar23, and Phillips and Bradley Cooper, who will produce via their banner Joint Effort. Also producing will be Hemsworth and Eric Bischoff.
One of the biggest names in wrestling of all time, Hogan was a fixture on TV sets in 1980s America as part of the World Wrestling Federation who subsequently parlayed his championships-winning leg drops and star power into forays into movies and television, endorsements and video games.”
There was also the infamous sex tape scandal, which ultimately ended the Gawker website and brand. But according to insiders, this biopic will not focus on Hogan’s later years. Instead, it’ll focus on his rise to fame when he was younger, which honestly sounds far less interesting to me. GIVE ME THE JUICY SEX TAPE DRAMA!
No word on a release date, but we will keep you posted.[mashshare]