Let’s go to the movies brother because a Hulk Hogan biopic is on its way, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chris Hemsworth will star as the wrestling legend, Todd Phillips is attached to direct. Phillips will be reuniting with The Joker writer, Scott Silver who will co-write the script alongside John Pollono.
Hogan, born Terry Gene Bollea, rose to prominence in the 80s as his wrestler persona took over pop culture. By the end of the decade, Hogan was nearly unavoidable; appearing on late night talk shows, magazine covers, cereal boxes, and even his own animated series. However, Hogan’s public image has taken a hit since then after a number of scandals plagued him through the mid-2000s.
The film will apparently ignore the more dubious and recent aspects of Hogan’s life. Instead, it will serve as an origin story of sorts, exploring Hogan and Hulkamania’s rise in the early to mid-80s. Netflix is closing a deal for the rights to the film. Phillips is set to produce the film alongside Hemsworth, with Michael Sugar and Bradley Cooper also serving as producers. No release date or title have been announced.
Hemsworth is set to appear later this year in Avengers Endgame and Men In Black International. Phillips’ next picture is this fall’s hotly anticipated DC film, The Joker.