Bradley Cooper Vince McMahon

Crazy Stupid Love and Focus directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are currently developing Pandemonium, a biopic of WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, and a new rumor says that The Hangover and American Sniper star Bradley Cooper has been offered the role of the boisterous and media-savvy personality. Sounds like pretty great casting to us, but if Cooper’s not interested, let’s fan-cast this baby ourselves and come up with some alternate choices for who might make a good cinematic version of the wrestling impresario.
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Darren Aronofsky took a step toward television earlier this summer with a deal to direct the pilot episode of HBO’s Hobgoblin, and now it seems he’s looking to further branch out in the medium. His company, Protozoa Pictures, has just optioned the rights to Daryl Gregory‘s novel Pandemonium with the intention of turning it into a television series. [UPDATE: According to a recent update, Aronofsky’s reps are denying reports of the book’s acquisition. However, the author himself has already written about the acquisition on his personal website, so it’s not clear what’s going on. Original story follows.]

The book takes place in an alternate timeline in which scientists have carefully recorded thousands of cases of demonic possession since the 1950s. Seems to me like a great fit for Aronofsky’s style. Read more after the jump.

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