Vince McMahon Goes Hollywood With Biopic Drama

“UNBELIEVABLE!”

That’s a phrase pro wrestling impresario Vince McMahon would bellow on weekly TV programming and pay-per-views featuring the stars of World Wrestling Entertainment. That same phrase is an apt descriptor in acknowledging that a biopic about the promoter is in the works at Sony Pictures’ TriStar.

The film will be called Pandemonium and will be directed by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra, the duo behind such films as I Love You, Philip Morris, Crazy Stupid Love, Focus and most recently Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. They also helped create the hit NBC drama This Is Us.

Deadline reports the drama will cover McMahon’s rise in the wrestling business. With WWE Studios involvement it pretty much guarantees that Vince McMahon has signed off on the script and will give the filmmakers access to footage and archival material available at WWE headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. The third-generation McMahon took the regional business his grandfather Jess started and made it into a global attraction, with such wrestlers as Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino to Andre the Giant, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, plus John Cena and crossover star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The news of this developing project by WWE Films and TriStar comes on the heels of Fighting with My Family, the MGM comedy-drama that’s being written and directed by Stephen Merchant and produced by Dwayne Johnson. That film will feature Game of Thrones‘ Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Vince Vaughn, and Johnson.

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