It’s the biopic literally NOBODY has been clamoring for: The Hulk Hogan story that chronicles his rise from small-time Florida wrestler to… star of his own Saturday morning cartoon… and beyond.
via Hollywood Reporter:
Born Terry Gene Bollea, Hogan began his career in the late 1970s in the Florida wrestling circuit, and when he started in the WWF, he frequently squared off against Andre the Giant as a villainous fighter. When Vince McMahon took over the company and began expanding it into a national presence, Hogan was its face and by then a hero persona. By the end of the ’80s, he was one of the Me Decade’s key personalities, gracing magazine covers, appearing on nightly talk shows and even headlining a Saturday morning cartoon.
Of course there’s also that nasty business involving a sex tape with his best friend’s wife, a contentious divorce, and a lengthy lawsuit in which he and the odious Peter Thiel took down Gawker – but this film plans to gloss over those unpleasantries.
Anyway, playing him will be the hunky Chris Hemsworth which is a bit of a stretch, but get that hard-won Gawker settlement money I guess.
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 Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper, who will produce via their banner Joint Effort. Also producing will be Hemsworth and Eric Bischoff.
(via THR; photos: Avalon)