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Thursday 24 July 2014

Hulk wants Hemsworth for biopic

Hulk Hogan wants Chris Hemsworth to play him in a biopic

Hulk Hogan wants Chris Hemsworth to star in the film of his life.

The wrestler and reality TV star had previously said he'd like his 23-year-old son Nick to play him on the big screen, but now he has told the Toronto City and Press he wants the Thor star to do a serious job.

Hogan said: "I said Nick'd be perfect for it but I think we need a serious, serious actor that knows what he's doing. You know who I thought would be good? That guy that did that action movie, Thor."

The 60-year-old actor confirmed there is a biopic about him currently in development.

He explained: "Two kids that are writers in LA, hot young writers, they did a four-page treatment and I'm telling you they nailed it - they nailed it like they were living in my shoes - and I gave them the green light to go ahead and write the first pass."

Hogan revealed what impressed him so much about the script was it included everything about his life, not just his performances in the wrestling ring.

He said: "First off, they've got wrestling in their blood, they were huge Hulk Hogan fans, so they followed not only the smoke and mirrors that you see on TV, but they followed personally what I was going through: the divorce, the car accident, all the drama, the eight back surgeries, the hip replacements, the knee replacements."

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