Chris Hemsworth to play wrestler Hulk Hogan (Photo: Twitter)
Chris Hemsworth all set to own the ring for his next biopic drama as wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan. According to reports, the drama will unite Todd Phillips the director of Hangover who is also currently shooting for Joaquin Phoenix-starrer DC project Joker with 8 Mile scribe, Scott Silver.
According to reports, the streaming giant has obtained the rights and consulting services from Terry Gene Bollea stage name Hulk Hogan for the Netflix biopic. The film is expected to look into Hogan's rise from the Florida wrestling circuit to becoming the face of the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s where he squared off with villain Andre the Giant. The biopic will reportedly not delve into those years or attempt to encompass Hogan's entire life instead it will focus on his rise and is described as an origin story of the Hulkster and Hulkamania.
At his peak, Hogan graced the covers of magazines and headlined a Saturday morning cartoon. The term "Hulkamania" was coined in 1984, with Hogan referring to his legions of fans as "Hulkamaniacs" during interviews.
The project will be produced by Michael Sugar through his Sugar23's first-look Netflix deal along with Joint Efforts' Phillips and Bradley Cooper, Eric Bischoff, and Hemsworth.
Hogan will also executive produce along with Sugar23's Ashley Zalta. Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman will serve as co-producers.
Hemsworth is currently awaiting the release of his Marvel tentpole Avengers: Endgame. The actor will also feature Men in Black reboot, titled Men in Black: International.