Joe Exotic is a character whose life is stranger than fiction. He was the subject of the Netflix series, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, which has become a worldwide sensation. Some are even discussing a film, and the question of who would play the former zoo owner has raised some interesting ideas.
The long list even includes recent Oscar winners Joaquin Phoenix and Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as Hollywood heavyweights Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Ben Stiller, Woody Harrelson and Will Ferrell.
British actors even have some places in the list, with Daniel Craig, James Corden, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Sheen all in the longlist of potential players.
A bet on Cumberbatch and Sheen could lead to a huge win if they take on the role, as they both sit at 100/1 odds
It's not a rumor. Just a random comment but I actually like the idea.
Some time ago I read a book about the case against Gawker and yes, it's vulgar but also a fascinating story about the ethics of power, tabloid maliciousness and free speech.
In May 2016, Thiel confirmed in an interview with The New York Times that he had paid $10 million in legal expenses to finance several lawsuits brought by others, including a lawsuit by Terry Bollea (Hulk Hogan) against Gawker Media for invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and infringement of personality rights after Gawker made public sections of a sex tape involving Bollea. The jury awarded Bollea $140 million, and Gawker announced it was permanently closing due to the lawsuit in August 2016. Thiel referred to his financial support of Bollea's case as one of the "greater philanthropic things that I've done."
Thiel said he was motivated to sue Gawker after they published a 2007 article publicly outing him, headlined "Peter Thiel is totally gay, people". Thiel stated that Gawker articles about others, including his friends, had "ruined people's lives for no reason," and said, "It's less about revenge and more about specific deterrence." In response to criticism that his funding of lawsuits against Gawker could restrict the freedom of the press, Thiel cited his donations to the Committee to Protect Journalists and stated, "I refuse to believe that journalism means massive privacy violations. I think much more highly of journalists than that. It's precisely because I respect journalists that I do not believe they are endangered by fighting back against Gawker."
On August 15, 2016, Thiel published an opinion piece in The New York Times in which he argued that his defense of online privacy went beyond Gawker. He highlighted his support for the Intimate Privacy Protection Act, and said that athletes and business executives have the right to stay in the closet as long as they want to.
Anyway, according to the article in the link the movie would not include the polemic lawsuit.
A Percy Jackson series is currently in the early stages of development at Disney Plus.
Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson book series, made the announcement Thursday in a video on Twitter alongside his wife Becky.
Rick then followed up with a statement, which reads in part, “We can’t say much more at this stage but we are very excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality, following the storyline of the original Percy Jackson five-book series, starting with The Lightning Thief in season one. Rest assured that Becky & I will be involved in person in every aspect of the show.”
The full statement can be read below.
Perseus “Percy” Jackson is the protagonist of the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” book series. As the series begins, Percy discovers that he is in fact a demigod, the son of a human mother and the Greek god Poseidon.
In addition to “The Lightning Thief,” the series is comprised of the books “The Sea of Monsters,” “The Titan’s Curse,” “The Battle of the Labyrinth,” and “The Last Olympian.” Riordan has also published the companion book “The Demigod Files” as well as “The Demigod Diaries.”
After reading about this a little I think this post shoul be in the one about random mentions.
It’s still early days for Spencer. With production anticipated to start in early 2021, the film may not see a release until as early as 2022. There is still plenty of time for Larraín to pick his Prince Charles.
Judging by online rumors, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is well in the lead. While Cumberbatch’s physique most resembles that of a younger Prince Charles, he has something else going for him that set him apart from the pack: his age.
Prince Charles was roughly 14 years older than Princess Diana. Coincidentally, the age gap between that of Stewart and Cumberbatch is almost exactly the same. This lucky timeline helps Cumberbatch’s case tremendously.