- Chris Hemsworth is set to play Hulk Hogan in a biopic about the former wrestler’s life.
- Hogan said he wanted Hemsworth to play him back in 2013.
- The movie will focus on Hogan’s early career.
Hulk Hogan is getting his biopic wish.
Back in 2013, the 65-year-old former wrestler, real name Terry Gene Bollea, told Toronto’s Cape Breton Post who his dream casting would be in a movie about his life.
“I think we need a serious, serious actor that knows what he’s doing,” Hogan told the paper. “You know who I thought would be good? That guy that did that action movie ‘Thor.'”
That “Thor” actor is Chris Hemsworth, 35, and on Wednesday, it was reported that Hemsworth would be playing Hogan in an upcoming biopic.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie project is set to land at Netflix and will be directed by Todd Phillips (“The Hangover”). Hemsworth will reportedly play the wrestler early in his career and during the rise of Hulkamania.
The movie will not focus on Hogan’s later life or the sex tape scandal and anti-black rant which ended his contract with WWE.
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