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Joe Exotic, the famous and currently incarcerated subject of Netflix’s hugely popular docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” has an interesting cast of gamers he’d want to portray if a storyline about his life’s story were to come to light. production – – and the list is very short.
“He would like Brad Pitt or David Spade to play it,” said Rebecca Chaiklin, one of the filmmakers who brought the project to the masses. “He doesn’t refer to David Spade as David Spade — he refers to him as ‘Joe Dirt,'” she added Wednesday during an interview with the Hollywood journalist.
The seven-part series for the streaming giant follows 57-year-old Joseph Maldonado-Passage in his exploits as a zookeeper, country musician, aspiring politician and archrival of big cat enthusiast Carole Baskin. Maldonado-Passage was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his involvement in a murder-for-hire conspiracy to kill Baskin.
Maldonado-Passage’s husband, Dillon Passage, says Andy Cohen Wednesday that the Tiger King has yet to see the draft but is enjoying the attention and notoriety it has received since the series began airing.
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“He’s in jail, so he can’t necessarily watch it, but once the show was dropped, he was getting hundreds and hundreds of emails about his jail mail, and he was thrilled,” Passage said. in Cohen.
Amid the show’s popularity, Dax Shepard expressed a desire to play Joe Exotic as well as Pitt’s “Fight Club” co-star Edward Norton. The two exchanged lighthearted jabs on social media at the thought of playing the character.
“If I’m not cast as Joe Exotic in the eventual biopic, Hollywood is broke,” the “Spin the Wheel” host tweeted last month before Norton stepped in to claim the role. “Uh, step aside, buddy. You’re way too young and buff and you know it.
Shepard, jokingly replied, “😁😁😁😁😁 I’ll be ‘Machinist’ for this,” shouting Christian Bale’s dramatic weight loss for the 2004 film.
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During Passage’s chat with Cohen on the Bravo star’s SiriusXM show, Passage revealed that Maldonado-Passage entered “COVID-19 isolation” while serving his sentence.
“We talk about three to five times a day, but since he was moved to this new facility, they put him in COVID-19 isolation because of the previous prison he was in, there have been cases “, Passage said of her husband. . “I haven’t spoken to him yet since he moved.”
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When asked if Maldonado-Passage was in self-quarantine, Passage replied, “From what I know, yes.”