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Chris Hemsworth To Play Hulk Hogan In New Netflix Movie

Australian star Chris Hemsworth will play Hulk Hogan in an upcoming Netflix biopic of the US wrestler's life.

Netflix is in the early stages of developing a Hulk Hogan biopic, with Chris Hemsworth attached to produce and also star as the wrestling legend.

Netflix has obtained exclusive life rights and consulting services from Terry Gene Bollea, also known as Hulk Hogan. Todd Phillips, whose credits include "War Dogs" and "The Hangover" trilogy, is attached to direct.

Chris Hemsworth will be taking on the role of former wrestler Hulk Hogan (Image AAP)

Producers are Michael Sugar, along with Joint Efforts' Phillips and Bradley Cooper, Eric Bischoff, and Australian star Hemsworth. Hogan will executive produce along with Sugar23's Ashley Zalta.

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The project is expected to deal with the formative years of Hogan's ascent into fame, starting with the Florida wrestling circuit in the late 1970s and becoming the face of the World Wrestling Federation during the 1980s.

Hulk Hogan was the face of the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s (Image AAP)

The term "Hulkamania" was coined in 1984 with Hogan frequently referring to his fans as "Hulkamaniacs" in his interviews and encouraging them to focus on training, saying prayers, and eating vitamins.

Hemsworth is best known for portraying Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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