Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in upcoming biopic about wrestling legend

Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in upcoming biopic about wrestling legend

- Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth is set to play the lead actor in an upcoming biopic about Hulk Hogan

- Hemsworth recently gave a hint into the transformation his body will go through to play the role

- The actor also noted that he does not know about details of the movie

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Just a few months after gaining massive accolades from his role in Netflix original, Extraction, Hollywood’s Chris Hemsworth is set to take center stage in an upcoming biopic about wrestling legend, Hulk Hogan.

The actor will be playing the famous WWE wrestler in the movie which was announced earlier in 2019. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hemsworth will play the wrestler throughout his career in the WWE.

Speaking in a recent interview, 36-year-old Hemsworth revealed to Total Film that he will have to undergo a lot of body transformation to become the wrestling icon aged 66.

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The actor said the transformation will be a lot more than he did for his role in the action movie, Thor.

He added that the preparation will require a lot of physical changes.

Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in upcoming biopic about wrestling legend
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Hemsworth also said he will have to dedicate time to getting a grasp on the accent, physicality and attitude of Hogan.

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According to the movie star, the role will also require him to dye his hair blonde and groom a mustache similar to that of the wrestler. In addition, Hemsworth said he will bury himself deep into learning all he can about the WWE.

He said: "I will also have to do a deep dive into the rabbit hole of the wrestling world, which I'm really looking forward to doing."

In a related Hollywood story, earlier reported that actor Jamie Fox had to undergo a freakish transformation for a role in an upcoming flick where he is set to play the legendary boxer, Mike Tyson.

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The 52-year-old bulked up his upper body quite impressively as he geared up for the role as a former heavyweight champion boxer in Mike Tyson’s biopic.

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