Andre The Giant To Get His Own Biopic

Lion Forge Comics and producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell are all teaming up to develop a feature film about the life of iconic pro wrestler Andre ‘The Giant’ Roussimoff.

Roussimoff’s daughter Robin Christensen-Roussimoff will consult and has assigned the exclusive rights for Brandon Easton’s authorized graphic novel biography of the man entitled ‘Closer to Heaven’ to the producers.

The story recounts the wrestler’s life from his earliest days working on the family farm in France along with the rise of professional wrestling itself through the World Wrestling Federation, due in large part to Andre the Giant’s celebrity.

In addition to his wrestling career, Roussimoff played a key role in Rob Reiner’s 1987 fantasy comedy “The Princess Bride”.

Source: Variety