By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Chris Hemsworth will portray Hulk Hogan in a biopic co-written by Scott Silver and John Pollono. The film will be directed by Todd Phillips and Hogan will serve as a consultant and executive producer. HollywoodReporter.com reports that the film will focus on Hogan’s origin story rather than his controversial life after pro wrestling.
Powell’s POV: Actor Bradley Cooper and Eric Bischoff are listed as a producers for the film, and the story states that the project is likely to air on Netflix. Hemsworth has done a fine job as the star of the Thor films. I’m a big fan of Phillips’ comedies such as Old School, The Hangover films, and Borat. That said, it will be interesting to see if there’s any backlash over the film only focusing on Hogan’s glory years rather than his fall from grace following the racist statements he made during a recorded jailhouse conversation with his son and in the infamous sex tape with Heather Clem.
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