Orlando Bloom in the running to play Joe Exotic in new film
34.3 million people tuned in to documentary Tiger King in the first ten days of its launch; now Netflix wants to take advantage of that popularity with a new film.
The seven-part documentary followed Joseph Moldonado-Passage (aka Joe Exotic) and his long-running feud with Carole Baskin.
Whilet he show only just launched, it has become something of a pop culture phenomenon - and film companies want a slice of the pie. According to rumours, 20th Century Fox is hoping to get a Tiger King film off the ground, with plans to begin filming once the coronavirus outbreak has passed.
The studio has bid for the rights to the film, and producers have tipped Orlando Bloom as the zany Joe Exotic.
"All filming is on lockdown at the moment but the studios are exploring projects they can get going on as soon as possible and they think Tiger King is the perfect story," an insider told The Sun newspaper..
“The popularity of the series has been unprecedented and they think a film about it could be even more dramatic.
“The film could shed light on some details behind the scenes that were not shown in the Netflix series.”
"Discussions about a movie have only just started but they believe the idea has legs, especially if they get a big star like Orlando on board. They think he could really bring Joe to life on screen."
However, Orlando Bloom would not be Joe Exotic's choice of actor to play him. According to Joe, he would prefer Brad Pitt or David Spade to play him.
Joe Exotic is currently serving 22-years behind bars after being found guilty of 17-accounts of animal abuse, as well as two counts of murder for hire.
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