2014’s Mr. Universe, Calum Von Moger, has been casst as a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in George Gallo’s “Bigger” which is currently shooting in Alabama.
The biopic explores the lives of Joe and Ben Weider, the founders of the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding contest and International Federation of Bodybuidling who helped kick start the fitness industry.
Tyler Hoechlin and Aneurin Barnard play the brothers, Kevin Durand is their nemesis and fitness magazine publisher Bill Hauk. Also onboard are Colton Haynes as Jack LaLanne along with Julianne Hough, Victoria Justice, Robert Forster, Tom Arnold, Max Martini, DJ Qualls, and Steve Guttenberg.
In 1972, the Weider brothers sold a nutritional supplement, Weider Formula No. 7, which featured a young Arnold Schwarzenegger on the label which is how Arnie is expected to feature in the story.
Brad and Ellen Furman, Andy Weiss and Gallo penned the script.