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Chris Hemsworth Teaming With Todd Phillips Over 'Hulk Hogan' Biopic


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Chris Hemsworth is saying his prayers and eating his vitamins as he has been cast in the role of wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan.  The biopic will bring Todd Phillips back together with Scott Silver, the respective director and writer of the upcoming DC Comics movie The Joker.  The script is being co-written by John Pollono with Silver.

The project is in the midst of closing with Netflix. Producing will be Michael Sugar, 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, Eric Bischoff, Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman.

The biopic will mainly focus on the rise of Hulk Hogan and is described as an origin story of the Hulkster and Hulkamania.  Hogan, real name Terry Gene Bollea will act as a consultant on the movie as well as executive producer.

The character and name of Hulk Hogan is one of the biggest in wrestling as 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.

In the 21st century, however, Hogan’s fortunes were see-sawing as personal conflicts overtook those inside the ring. Most notably, he was embroiled in a sex tape scandal, with the wife of a friend and radio personality, including a years-long lawsuit that precipitated the end of Gawker and led to Hogan receiving tens of millions of dollars in a settlement.

Source: THR

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23 hours ago, TheMikeSnyder said:

I really hope they can convince him and Pine to come back.

Not gonna happen. All parties concerned have pretty much come to see Trek as the poisoned well it is. That includes Pine and Hemsworth, who haven't come this far in such a relatively short time by being blind to those times they hitched themselves to the wrong wagon.

 

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