Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer
Source: Coming Soon
Sorry, I have no idea why I waxed Hulk Hogan when he has nothing to do with this story, except that he was a prominent pro-wrestler from the 1980's, and this news story concerns a movie about a prominent (but fictional) pro-wrestler from the 1980's.
Believe it or not, The Wrestler is an indie drama written by Robert Siegel that is being developed by Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures. It was announced yesterday that Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain) will direct.
Earlier in the week it was announced that none other than Nicolas Cage will star in the film.
More details after the jump!
The movie follows Randy "The Ram" Robinson after his fall from fame. Forced into retirement by a heart condition, rather than go the Hogan Knows Best route of reality TV, Robinson evidently decides to move in with a stripper and attempt to bond with her son. However, the challenge of one last match with his old nemesis, The Ayatollah (I swear I'm not making this up) tempts Robinson, even though it could mean his death.
I'd apologize for sounding flippant, but I can't help it. I'm trying to wrap my head around the idea that the same guy that made Requiem and Fountain is making a movie about a pro-wrestler. Trying to imagine Nicolas Cage as a pro-wrestler doesn't really help either.