Chris Hemsworth is set to play wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan in a biopic that will be directed by Todd Phillips, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will reunite Phillips with writer Scott Silver, who wrote the filmmaker’s upcoming Joker.
The Netflix film will be produced by Michael Sugar via his Sugar23, and Phillips and Bradley Cooper will produce via their Joint Effort. Hemsworth and Eric Bischoff are also producing.
The trade says that the Hulk Hogan biopic will concentrate on the wrestler’s rise and is described as an origin story of the Hulkster and Hulkamania. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea, will serve as a consultant on the movie as well as an executive producer. Also executive producing is Sugar23’s Ashley Zalta. Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman will co-produce the project.
The movie is not expected to go into Hogan’s more recent personal conflicts, including the sex tape scandal and the years-long lawsuit that brought the end of Gawker.
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