Hemsworth tired of playing Thor, Plays Hulk instead

mascan42

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Chris Hemsworth to Play Hulk Hogan in Biopic Directed by Todd Phillips (Exclusive)
February 20, 2019 12:52pm PT by Borys Kit

Hulkamania is going to run wild.

Chris Hemsworth is set to portray wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan in a biopic that reunites Todd Phillips with Scott Silver, the respective director and writer of the upcoming DC Comics movie The Joker. John Pollono (Stronger) will co-write the script with Silver.

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 Phillips and Bradley Cooper, who will produce via their banner Joint Effort. Also producing will be Hemsworth and Eric Bischoff.

One of the biggest names in wrestling of all time, Hogan was a fixture on TV sets in 1980s America as part of the World Wrestling Federation who subsequently parlayed his championships-winning leg drops and star power into forays into movies and television, endorsements and video games.

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.

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.

The biopic will not delve into those years or attempt to encompass Hogan's entire life. Instead, sources say it will focus on his rise and is described as an origin story of the Hulkster and Hulkamania.

The deal, which took months to put together, will include life rights, with Bollea acting as a consultant on the movie as well as executive producer. Also exec producing will be Sugar23's Ashley Zalta.

Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman will co-produce the project, which is in its early stages.
 

ruckstande

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I couldn't care less about wrestling but this sounds entertaining as hell.
 

Radioguy

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If this were a wide theatrical release I'd be scared.
 

LiddyRules

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No Holds Barred is still one of the most shockingly amazing movies I've ever seen. That isn't sarcasm.
 

Bobobie

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Will there be a scene of him banging the Love Sponges wife?
 

LiddyRules

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I've learned not to trust you.
It's a satiric dystopian nightmare along the lines of Death Race 2000. The original with Stallone and Carradine, not the Statham remakes.
 

crippledalbino

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No Holds Barred is still one of the most shockingly amazing movies I've ever seen. That isn't sarcasm.
Confession:
In spite of being a huge wrestling fan as a kid into adulthood and being the exact right age demographic, (I remember when it was released alongside a real tag-team match with Hogan and Zeus for a pay per view [that I clearly didn’t watch]) I have never seen No Holds Barred.
 

LiddyRules

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Confession:
In spite of being a huge wrestling fan as a kid into adulthood and being the exact right age demographic, (I remember when it was released alongside a real tag-team match with Hogan and Zeus for a pay per view [that I clearly didn’t watch]) I have never seen No Holds Barred.
Same here. I just thought it was going to be a stupid wrestling movie. But we did it for a really early HitW and it was mind blowing.
 

tattered

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Confession:
In spite of being a huge wrestling fan as a kid into adulthood and being the exact right age demographic, (I remember when it was released alongside a real tag-team match with Hogan and Zeus for a pay per view [that I clearly didn’t watch]) I have never seen No Holds Barred.
Rise and fall of ecw was really good too but i was a huge ecw fan in middle/high school as it was there hayday when i was that age. Even went to hostile city show down 97. gave Kronus my chair
 

Biff Hardslab

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Confession:
In spite of being a huge wrestling fan as a kid into adulthood and being the exact right age demographic, (I remember when it was released alongside a real tag-team match with Hogan and Zeus for a pay per view [that I clearly didn’t watch]) I have never seen No Holds Barred.
Confession: I saw it at the movie theater.
 

Guilty Spark

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Eating vitamins✔️
Saying prayers ✔️
Going to see this ✔️
 

Opie&JimmyShow

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Obviously this will be a humanizing, behind the scenes film that will show case Terry and his alter ego Hulk Hogan.

I think this has potential. Thor can act. For example. I had no idea he was the original Captain Kirk in Star Trek. He wasn't jacked for that role

He was great in Rush. That film wasn't a commercial success but, was really good. The guy that plays his rival went on to be the bad guy in Civil war. So that's another connection.

Sent from your Mom's box.
 
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