Hulk Hogan Biopic casting wishlist (updated)

Hogan biopic is in the works. Rumored to be directed by Todd Phillips and starring Chris Hemsworth as Hulk Hogan. Although I’m not a fan of Hogan, I hope that the film is honest and resonably historically accurate.
With a presumably decent budget, and creative use of visual effects and of forced perspective and cg, there is a chance of having a pretty great cast.
I imagine that the movie will probably end around the time of his first WWF title win, or maybe after Wrestlemania or Wrestlemania 3.
Here is my wish list of actors I think could really pull off some of the other characters very well.
(I realize a large number of these characters will likely not appear in the movie)

● Roddy Piper - My number one choice is
Jon Daly

Jon Daly as Roddy Piper

● Andre The Giant - I think should be
Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen as Andre The Giant
(He is an exceptional actor who could pull of any role and great makeup artists could really make it work)

● Jimmy Snuka - Randeep Hooda

Randeep Hooda as Jimmy Snuka

● Mean Gene - Paul Scheer

Paul Scheer for Mean Gene

● Dr. D. David Schultz - Steve Austin
No photo necessary. Perfect casting

● Sylvester Stallone - Nick Kroll

Nick Kroll does a perfect Sylvester Stallone impersonation

● Richard Belzer - Martin Starr

● Brutus Beefcake - Dolph Ziggler
(Maybe he could pull it off?)

● Jesse Ventura - James Adomian
(His impression is beyond perfect)

● Jimmy Hart - Duncan Trussell

Duncan Trussell as Jimmy Hart
(His voice is very close)

● Bobby Heenan - Danny Mcbride

Danny Mcbride for Bobby Heenan

● Captain Lou Albano - Dan Harmon

Dan Harmon as Cpt. Lou

● Sherri Martel- Stephanie Beatriz

Stephanie Beatriz as Sherri Martel

● Linda McMahon - Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford as Linda McMahon

● Cyndi Lauper - Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate would be a fantastic Cyndi Lauper

● Vince McMahon - John Cena

John Cena as Vince McMahon

Who would YOU cast in the film?
Who would be a good Freddie Blassie? Or Nick Bockwinkle? Who would you want to cast as The Iron Sheik (Sacha Baron Cohen again for me) ?
Mr. T? Bob Orton (Michael Cera is my choice lol) or Randy Savage?


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David Duke could play Hogan.


How does Sasha baron cohen play Andre the giant?

He is an exceptional actor who could pull of any role and great makeup artists could really make it work

I just don’t think is any desire or demand for this movie to be made

i just think that a (I’m guessing here) 6 foot 2, 180 pound Sasha baren Cohen would have a hard time pulling off 7 foot 2, 500 pound man.

I think wrestling fans would be interested in this if Hogan does not have ultimate say or any significant influence which I doubt is the case.


How did mark ruffalo pull off playing 7 foot 8 Incredible Hulk?

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OK I didn’t want to be rude but it’s pretty obvious who should play hogan

Rip From no holds barred. They look so much alike.


I never saw it, I’m guessing it was CGI? If so, understandable for a comic book character. I don’t think that’s necessarily in a bio pic.

That guy sucks, I’d much rather Thunderlips from Rocky III.


I am not a lawyer but I don’t see how this film is possible without working with WWE, Terry Bollea, the estate of Andre and most of the rest of the cast.

I know there are liberal likeness laws that allow for parodies and real names to be used. But the name “hulk hogan” is owned by Terry Bollea. The public personas of many of his opponents is WWE’s intellectual property. Using terms like WrestleMania wouldn’t be possible.

So if it’s a dramatization that has Hogan’s and WWE’s input I don’t know how interested I would be unless it’s incredibly funny while not being factually accurate at all.

@David_Ellis Cena as Vince is a brilliant choice though.

I just hope that it features his time in WCW. I dont want the movie pretending like only the WWE existed and is the only promotion that matters.

I think that Hogan was just as good at being a heel. It was a big part of his life. It should not be ignored.

Agreed. Like him or hate him, the two biggest boom periods in the history of wrestling can be argued to have started with Hogan between his first title win and his heel turn.

Hogan is apparently attached as Executive Producer. Joe Russo, Bradley Cooper, Chris Hemsworth, Todd Phillips, Eric Bischoff and others are listed on IMDb as Producers