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05.09.2016
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Andre the Giant biopic

Even if you weren't aware of André “The Giant” Roussimoff's illustrious wrestling career, chances are that you've watched THE PRINCESS BRIDE at some point during your life and fallen in love with his portrayal of Fezzik. A feature film about the life of Roussimoff is now in development which will be based upon "André the Giant: Closer to Heaven,” an authorized graphic novel biography published last year.

Lion Forge Comics and producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell have partnered up to develop the film, with Steindorff saying “André the Giant rode the wave of the rise of wrestling in America, while suffering from the painful health condition of gigantism – there’s an Elephant Man story here." “André the Giant: Closer to Heaven” was written by Brandon Easton and illustrated by Denis Medri and chronicles "the wrestler’s life from his earliest days working on the family farm in France along with the rise of professional wrestling itself through the World Wrestling Federation, due in large part to Andre the Giant’s celebrity." Lion Forge CEO David Steward II said:

As a lifelong wrestling fan, I can say with conviction that no one was bigger than Andre. His presence and charisma were so powerful, and you could tell there was much more to him under the surface of his ring persona. It’s been an amazing experience telling that story in the book with Robin’s help. With all the spectacle, action, and emotion there on the page, a feature film just made perfect sense.

Now, the big question, who in the world can play André the Giant?!

Source: Variety

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7:55AM on 05/10/2016
There is a lot of potential in Andre's story. Comedy as he did a lot of pranks to other wrestlers and also had pranks done to him. Tragedy as he finds out about the daughter he never knew about.. This could really be a good and very interesting film. Casting's going to be a nightmare though.
There is a lot of potential in Andre's story. Comedy as he did a lot of pranks to other wrestlers and also had pranks done to him. Tragedy as he finds out about the daughter he never knew about.. This could really be a good and very interesting film. Casting's going to be a nightmare though.
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2:38PM on 05/10/2016
Yeah I have no idea who they could cast. I mean the current Big Show has the size, and maybe the acting ability, but not anywhere near the facial structure.
Yeah I have no idea who they could cast. I mean the current Big Show has the size, and maybe the acting ability, but not anywhere near the facial structure.
5:30AM on 05/10/2016

thats great

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1:09AM on 05/10/2016
I met the man a few times. Captain Lou Albano (rubber bands in his cheeks), was a neighbor and friend of mine growing up. He owned a bar in town and all the wrestlers used to go there when they'd come to town. Among all the 80's and 90's wrestling stars I met, none made the impact on me Andre did. I'm not a small man 6'1 230lbs, and when I shook his hand for the first time it was like I had Deadpool baby hand lol. His hand was so huge it swallowed my hand and half of my forearm. I had a few
I met the man a few times. Captain Lou Albano (rubber bands in his cheeks), was a neighbor and friend of mine growing up. He owned a bar in town and all the wrestlers used to go there when they'd come to town. Among all the 80's and 90's wrestling stars I met, none made the impact on me Andre did. I'm not a small man 6'1 230lbs, and when I shook his hand for the first time it was like I had Deadpool baby hand lol. His hand was so huge it swallowed my hand and half of my forearm. I had a few beers with him each time I met him. Again I'm not a small man, and I have amazing alcohol tolerance, but my god, Captain Lou used to joke he was glad Andre only showed up once or twice a year because it took him that long to restock after an Andre visit. The man could drink every last drop in a bar and not feel a thing lol. But the thing I'll remember most about him is the fact he was a gentle, and intelligent man with a great sense of humor. Quiet but at the same time liked to get involved in deeper conversations. And man his laugh, it would bellow and light up a room. I look forward to this and pray they do this real life "Mountain" the justice he deserves.
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9:27PM on 05/09/2016

I know who can play him.

The drag queen from THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN. She had the same hands. Also, her Adam's apple was as big as her balls.
The drag queen from THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN. She had the same hands. Also, her Adam's apple was as big as her balls.
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9:14PM on 05/09/2016

Gandalf

Any actor with a resemblance as long as they LOTR him like Gandalf and the Hobbits. The man was massive.
Any actor with a resemblance as long as they LOTR him like Gandalf and the Hobbits. The man was massive.
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