A two-time WWE Hall of Famer will be the subject of an upcoming biopic, with nine-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper an option to play him!
WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is said to be receiving a biopic in the near future, encompassing his intriguing lifestyle and legendary pro wrestling career. Given the star power attached to Flair’s name between the ropes, an equally-as-big star must don the robe – Bradley Cooper certainly fits the bill.
Talking on his To Be The Man podcast, the 16-time World Champion revealed how Cooper is in the running to become ‘The Nature Boy’, though nothing has yet been made official:
“Well, there’s talks right now that I can’t mention. They are making a movie about my life and I know that they’ve talked to Bradley Cooper. I could see him doing that. I could see him. That’s the only name that’s come up I don’t [think it’s confirmed]. That’s only rumoured. I mean, I’ve heard it officially, but it’s not in place. So ladies and gentlemen, it’s not true that he’s playing Ric Flair. I’ve heard they’ve talked to him, that’s it. Bradley Cooper is not playing me in a movie, yet. I hope he does.”
Though renowned as one of the greatest actors of his time, it took Bradley Cooper a considerable amount of time to receive his breakthrough role. It ultimately came in the 2009 comedy The Hangover, playing the role of Phil Wenneck to widespread acclaim. It led him to receive the Comedy Actor of the Year award during the 13th Hollywood Film Festival.
Cooper has also been nominated for a number of Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, and Golden Globe Awards, amongst other accolades. His work on the A Star Is Born soundtrack also led him to receive a Grammy Award in 2020.