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Chris Hemsworth Slated To Portray Hulk Hogan In Netflix Biopic

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Since 2011, Chris Hemsworth has dazzled everyone as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Australian actor is now turning heads with a brand new role. You can bet he’s saying his prayers and taking his vitamins to get in shape.

Whatcha Gonna Do, Brother?

Hemsworth will portray professional wrestler Hulk Hogan in a forthcoming biopic. The movie will be directed by Todd Phillips, who worked on A Star Is Born. The script will be co-written by John Pollono and Scott Silver. Phillips and Silver both worked together on the upcoming Joker movie.

This film will be produced by Michael Sugar, who earned an Oscar for his work on Spotlight. It will also be co-produced by actor Bradley Cooper, former World Championship Wrestling president Eric Bischoff, and Hemsworth.

Hulkamania Running Wild

This Hogan biopic will follow the rise of the wrestler during the ’70s and ’80s. During that time, Hogan was climbing the ranks in Continental Wrestling Association and Championship Wrestling from Florida.

In the ’80s, Hulk Hogan made professional wrestling a worldwide phenomenon in World Wrestling Entertainment. With feuds with Roddy Piper and Andre The Giant, Hogan was simply inescapable. He became the first (and still, the only) wrestler on a Sports Illustrated cover and had his own cartoon series.

Hopefully Some Familiar Faces?

Slated to appear on Netflix, this biopic will begin shooting later this year. Wrestling fans are excited to see who’ll they’ll cast as some of Hogan’s most important allies and enemies. Fans expect to see people like late announcer “Mean” Gene Okerlund, who was very crucial in Hogan’s career.

Before hitting the squared circle, Hemsworth will be busy with two major film franchises this year. On April 26, he’ll appear in Avengers: Endgame, and he’ll star in Men in Black: International on June 14. Hemsworth will also re-team with Endgame producers Anthony and Joe Russo for Dhaka.

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