HBO Announced That The André The Giant Documentary Is Officially Happening

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Rolling Stone was the first outlet to break this latest round of WWE news, which became a top trending topic on Twitter the minute it was announced. When Simmons signed a multi-platform deal with HBO later that year, which included producing his now-canceled Any Given Wednesday series, Richard Johnson of Page Six reported the Andre doc was atop the priority list.

On Monday, a joint press release from the executive vice president of HBO and WWE's own Kevin Dunn announced that the Bill Simmons Media Group will indeed produce the documentary - entitled André The Giant - and it will be a join production between Simmons, HBO and WWE, and will eventually debut on HBO. We always hear about unicorns these days-André was the ultimate unicorn. As Simmons is quoted in Variety's piece, "He's a true legend". Everyone who ever crossed paths with him has an Andre story - and usually four or five.

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The tall tales and colossal career of Andre the Giant will be told in an upcoming HBO documentary.

Emmy-winning director and producer Jason Hehir will serve as the film's director.

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The fast-living giant - billed as the Eighth Wonder of the World - competed in six Wrestlemanias before heading off to star in films and TV shows. "I'm delighted to join forces with Jason Hehir and WWE so we can capture Andre's awesome story once and for all".

Andre, born André René Roussimoff in France, also suffered from a disease called acromegaly, which causes too much growth hormone to be produced in adults. Hogan body slamming Andre en route to pinning him cleanly in the main event of 1987's Wrestlemania III might be the most iconic moment in modern wrestling history. Just hit Google for countless stories about his inhuman alcohol consumption, or read Box Brown's excellent graphic novel Andre the Giant: Life and Legend for a lovely look at his life and career.

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From the late 1960s through the mid-1980s, Andre Rene Rousimoff was the highest paid professional wrestler in the business and he knew how to spend his cash and time.

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