Dramatized biographies are all the rage in the past decade or so. After all, they did wonders for Ray Charles and Johnny Cash with Ray and Walk The Line, respectively. Plus Apple founder Steve Jobs actually got two different films, and McDonald’s original boss Ray Kroc was recently portrayed on the big screen by Michael Keaton in The Founder.
According to a recent Deadline report, the man responsible for the state of pro wrestling today is now getting his own movie. That’s right, Vincent Kennedy McMahon will have his story told in an upcoming movie, which happens to have a ridiculous name — Pandemonium. Old school wrestling fans might remember McMahon screaming that word into the microphone in his early days as a ringside commentator.
The movie, which will be directed by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra, is being produced by Sony Pictures/Tristar. However, if you were hoping for a tell-all exposé, keep dreaming. WWE Studios is also partnered on the film, meaning is will likely go through a rigorous approval process by the boss himself before it sees the light of day.
The film will go back to the days of local wrestling territories, which McMahon ruthlessly bought up in the 80s in order to turn the then-WWF into a national (and then global) wrestling powerhouse. On the backs of stars like Hulk Hogan, The Rock, and Stone Cold Steve Austin, McMahon turned the WWE into a billion dollar business.
The real question is: who will play Vince McMahon? We vote for Vince Vaughan, just because we think it would be hilarious. We’re also willing to throw Bryan Cranston’s name into the mix, as a more serious suggestion.