Chris Hemsworth Will Play Hulk Hogan in New Netflix Biopic
Thor is the Hulkster, brother.
Avengers star Chris Hemsworth will portray Hulk Hogan in a new biopic for Netflix.
The Hollywood Reporter got the scoop and reports that the movie will be helmed by Todd Phillips, director of the forthcoming Joker origin story and The Hangover trilogy. Joker writer Scott Silver penned the script with John Pollono.
THR has further details:
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.
Hogan, whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea, will serve as an executive producer and consultant.
The film will reportedly focus on his rise to WWE stardom. Controversial aspects of the legendary pro wrestler’s life, such as his Gawker lawsuit and sex tape scandal, will not be included.
Hemsworth is also set to reprise his role as Marvel superhero Thor in Avengers: Endgame and co-star in Men in Black: International, both of which premiere this year.
Get ready, brother.