According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hemsworth will play Hogan in a biopic centered on the wrestler's origins and rise. The movie will be directed by The Joker's Todd Phillips, with a script from 8 Mile's Scott Silver. Bradley Cooper will co-produce the film alongside Phillips, Hemsworth and former World Championship Wrestling President Eric Bischoff. Netflix and the production are reportedly in the closing stages of a deal to bring the film to that streaming platform.
Hogan is arguably the most famous professional wrestler of all time, having been a fixture of the wrestling scene since starting in the late '70s. The wrestler has also appeared in a variety of movies, TV shows and other media over the decades. However, Hogan has also been embroiled in several relatively recent scandals, World Wrestling Entertainment cut ties with him in 2015 after a racist rant surfaced, although he later apologized for those remarks and has since returned to the organization.
In addition to appearing as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hemsworth is set to appear in Men in Black: International. Hemsworth also starred in The Cabin in the Woods and Red Dawn.
There is no release date or additional casting information for the film.