Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo was recently interviewed by ‘NME’ and talked about Netflix’s sensational documentary, ‘Tiger King.’
Netflix has premiered a new documentary called ‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness’ on March 20 and it’s telling the bloodcurdling story of Joe Exotic.
When the interviewer asked them that if he casting the Tiger King movie who would call first. Joe chimed in and said that he saw the follow-up interview of Joe McHale, who is the host of the documentary, with most of the folks on the show at the end of the documentary, and he chose 64-year-old actor Billy Bob Thornton as Joe Exotic after watching this interview.
Here’s what Joe Russo stated:
I watched it with my daughter. It’s stranger than fiction, right? Had you written that story, it would have been called absurdist and over the top. It’s a very complex collection of characters revolving around these animals. It’s a tragic story actually.”
“I saw the Joel McHale, who’s a buddy of ours, follow-up interview on Netflix with most of the folks on the show. I thought they all did an amazing job of saying who they would get to play themselves. I can’t remember who said it, but I think that Billy Bob Thornton would make a great Joe Exotic, for sure.”
Anywhere in the conversation, Anthony Russo responded to another question about the future of the industry post-coronavirus, and he was not worried about the future of this industry. He said:
“We’re not worried about it. Right now, we’re worried about everyone who’s struggling with the virus and everyone on the front lines who’s bravely tackling it and keeping us all safe. I think theatres will always exist. There will always be a desire for a communal experience.
But I think that form is going to get more specific as the theatrical experience moves forward. Films that are going to demand that you gather in crowds and need a certain level of scale to them [will need cinemas]. I think we’re in an amazing time right now where we can get really complicated, diverse, and interesting stories made with very healthy budgets.
You didn’t get that in the film business 10 or 15 years ago – and that’s thanks to digital distributors like Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Hulu, and HBO.””
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