HBO’s Andre the Giant Trailer

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There are plenty of documentaries about professional wrestlers out there, but there aren’t all that many that have managed to reach an audience outside of hardcore fans. Clearly Andre the Giant is one of those wrestling superstars who managed to transcend the sport, however, and with such an interesting life story, it’s high time he had his own definitive documentary. HBO’s upcoming film Andre the Giant looks to be just that. The movie is directed by Jason Hehir, who previously helmed several ESPN 30 for 30 docs, and also produced by sports journalist Bill Simmons. It looks to explore his amazing physical presence, sense of showmanship, his famous rivalry with Hulk Hogan, and his eventual struggles with fame and various health issues. Andre the Giant premieres on HBO on April 10th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • Matt the Kiwi

    I don’t care that this is borderline nostalgia-porn, I can’t wait until I’ve seen it (anybody want a peanut?).