WWE Studios and Great Point Media are set to co-develop the George Raymond Wagner biopic “Gorgeous George”.
The story chronicles the life and career of Wagner, a professional wrestler and sports entertainer credited with inspiring the flamboyant personas of performers such as Muhammad Ali and James Brown. This personality helped bring sports into the TV age.
Comedian and actor Josh Gad and partner Ryan Dixon will pen the script while Robert Halmi Jr. will produce. Gad recently wrapped production on Disney’s “Beauty And The Beast” and begins work in January on “Russ And Roger Go Beyond”.