Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Infinity War) has been attached to a new Netflix biopic on Hulk Hogan.
Todd Phillips (War Dogs, The Hangover) is attached to direct from a script by the writing team of Scott Silver and John Pollono. Producers are Michael Sugar with Joint Efforts’ Phillips and Bradley Cooper, Eric Bischoff, and Hemsworth. Hogan will executive produce along with Sugar23’s Ashley Zalta. Co-producers are Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman.
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. The term “Hulkamania” was coined in 1984 with Hogan frequently referring to his fans as “Hulkamaniacs” in his interviews and encouraging them to focus on training, saying prayers, and eating vitamins.