Hemsworth to Play Hulk Hogan in Biopic Directed by Todd Phillips - 20th February
more than a decade of lobbying, rumours et al, the biopic movie is finally in
the works and soon enough will be in the can
to run wild globally one last time says Media Man agency
news within minutes of announcement; Internet and wrestling world buzzing; Trending
will spike WWE television and WWE Network ratings, interest
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Hulk Hogan themed biopic has started to develop, and acclaimed Australian actor
Chris Hemsworth has been giving the nod to play Hulk Hogan by Terry Bollea himself,
as well as other powers that be.
was impressed by 'Thor's' arms. Hemsworth recently posted
video of himself working out in Hulk-A-Mania fashion, which has attracted
strong internet buzz and was picked up on by the Media Man agency, which has followed
the professional wrestling industry for more than three decades.
first reported on by The
Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday afternoon, Hemsworth portrays Hogan (Bollea)
in his formative years, documenting the trials and tribulations to get to the
top of the professional wrestling aka "sports entertainment" business.
biopic will be be directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover) and co-written
by Academy-Award nominee Scott Silver (The Fighter) and John Pollono
(Stronger). Philips and Silver are currently working together on the
DC comic-book villain film (Warner Bros) 'Joker', set for release this October
Bollea is acting as a consultant, while long time friend and associate (but sometimes
on-screen foe), Eric Bischoff will be in the producer lineup, along with Michael
Sugar, the Academy Award winner behind Spotlight, who will produce via his Netflix-based
Sugar23, with Phillips and Bradley Cooper.
story has attracted strong national and international headlines, with The
Sydney Morning Herald running with a story, despite very rarely covering the
pro wrestling industry.
Media Man group has established communication lines with a number of parties associated
with the project and has expressed interest to officially assist in the media
and publicity campaign. The Media Man Group formally assisted with media, online
exposure and PR for the SummerSlam 2005 Hogan vs Shawn Michaels match promotion
(DVD), WWE Shop, WWE Games, and even sold footage
of the Hogan - Ric Flair press conference at The Star casino in Sydney (to
Channel Seven) as part of the 'Hulk-A-Mania Let The Battle Begin' tour of Australia
in 2009, well past Hogan's (or Flair's) prime, but it was a great performance
and helped attract national and international news, none the less.
Hogan is part of something, more often than not, it attracts significant news,
and this time around its expected to be all positive. All parties involved in
the biopic project are fully aware of the importance of running a tight ship and
to not have any missteps, professionally or personally, which could adversely
effect the exciting flick.
is running wild (worldwide) at least one more time, and as lifelong fans of the
mat game we are pumped up to see Hogan's story Netflix style. Then we can only
hope it will become a full blown motion picture, following the rumored lead of
WWE kingpin Vince McMahon with his 'Pandemonium' gaining buzz, despite sketchy
details. Make no mistake, Hogan's flick is a done deal. You can take that to the
bank, and so will Hogan and co. To use a play on words from old school, "Red
turns to green", but in this case, you can throw a yellow singlet and bandana
in there too, and perhaps a dash of black and white for the n.W.o (New World Older)
old school heels and marks. Mark our words, this is almost as big as the time
Hogan bodyslammed the late Andre The Giant at WrestleMania III, which was the
slam heard around the world.
you hyped for the latest Hogan foray into movies? Oh Yeah Brother, Dig It. We've
come a long way since Sterling Golden. Balboa and Thunderlips would be proud.
all there is for now folks, there isn't anymore (channeling the late, great, Jack
Little from Australia's World Championship Wrestling).
cross the boss! Vince McMahon
and Hulk Hogan star down
Hogan vs Andre The Giant, WrestleMania III
Hogan leaves the ring area after defeating The Iron Sheik at Madison Square Garden
Art of Rob Schamberger
Hogan vs Jesse 'The Body' Ventura. They are not friends, in the ring / storyline,
or in real life
vs Rocky (Rocky III)
thanks to MGM for Rocky III images
still sells; Wrestling fans call for WWE old school faction: Hulk Hogan, Scott
Hall, Kevin Nash, Shawn Michaels, X-Pac; Paul 'Mr Wonderful' Orndorff as corporate
advisor - 2017