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Chris Hemsworth to Play Hulk Hogan in Big-Screen Biopic

Chris Hemsworth to Play Hulk Hogan in Big-Screen Biopic

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Chris Hemsworth will be taking on the role of Hulk Hogan in a new biopic.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the as-yet-untitled film will come from Todd Phillips, director of The HangoverChris Hemsworth to Play Hulk Hogan in Big-Screen Biopic 1 trilogy and the forthcoming DC Comics prequel Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Hemsworth, who will next reprise his role of Thor in Avengers: Endgame, will play the wrestler during his early years and according to sources.

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What the movie will not cover are his later in life controversies outside of the ring, including his legal battle with Gawker.

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The script will come from Scott Silver, whose credits include 8 Mile, The Fighter and Phillips’ foray into the Batman universe. Reportedly a deal is close to being made with Netflix to obtain rights to the film, with Hemsworth and Bradley Cooper also on board as producers.

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Hogan, born Terry Gene Bollea, will also act as a consultant on the film and an executive producer. His career started in the late 70s in the Florida fighting circuit and by the end of the 80s, he was a worldwide star as part of WWF, now WWE.

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When Hogan was interviewed in 2013, he expressed interest in Hemsworth playing him. “We need a serious, serious actor that knows what he’s doing,” he said. “You know who I thought would be good? That guy that did that action movie Thor.”

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