There can only be one Tiger King, but that’s not stopping Dax Shepard and Ed Norton from throwing their hats in the ring.
If you’ve seen the much-buzzed-about Netflix docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, then you know there are few characters on earth more unique than big cat enthusiast Joe Exotic. After all, he is a self-proclaimed mullet-wearing, gun-toting, homosexual polygamist zookeeper/country-western singer. Any actor would love to play him. But now Shepard and Norton are going head-to-head on Twitter vying for the chance to portray him in the biopic and things are getting heated.
The situation arose last week when Shepard, 45, tweeted, “If I don’t get cast as Joe Exotic in the eventual biopic, Hollywood is broken.”