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TriStar Pictures is in negotiations to produce a film about the life of WWE President Vince McMahon, the hollywood reporter‘s Rebecca Ford and Borys Kit reported on Tuesday.
A script for the title provisionally Chaos circulated in Hollywood since last summer, but interest in the film has increased after the producer Andrew Lazar acquired the lifetime rights to McMahon. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who co-directed To concentrate, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Crazy, stupid, love., will direct the film.
McMahon’s life story should lend itself well to a feature film, and this will be the first time McMahon has been featured in any meaningful way. Unlike many other wrestling luminaries, he never wrote an autobiography detailing his rise to the top of the business.
The 71-year-old man grew up with his mother in a trailer park in North Carolina. In an interview with Squire in 2005 (h / t The Ringer’s David Shoemaker), McMahon said he only met his father when he was 12.
After taking over the business from his father, McMahon transformed the World Wrestling Federation from a regional company based in the northeast to the largest wrestling promotion in the world. Innovations like WrestleMania and Raw, a weekly live TV show, have changed wrestling forever.
Wrestling fans will likely be eagerly awaiting the opportunity to see more of the curtain rise on McMahon’s life.
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