Date: 21st February 2019
Chris Hemsworth is set to star as worldwide wrestling star Hulk Hogan in an upcoming Netflix biopic.
The streaming platform has obtained the exclusive life rights and consulting services from Terry Gene Bollea, also known as Hulk Hogan. Todd Phillips, whose credits include War Dogs and The Hangover trilogy, is attached to direct the project from a script by the writing team of Scott Silver and John Pollono, reported variety.com.
Hulk Hogan is one of the most recognizable names within pro wrestling. When pro wrestling took off in the late '80s, Hogan, whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea, became one of the most popular faces in the industry. Hulkamania continued through the next decade with the popularity of the World Wrestling Federation.
The project is expected to deal with the formative years of Hogan's ascent into fame, starting with the Florida wrestling circuit in the late 1970s and becoming the face of the World Wrestling Federation during the 1980s.
Source: Press Release