Chris Benoit book “Ring of Hell” may be adapted into biopic, Hollywood inexperienced with nice guys snapping and murdering women

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According to a few people on my Facebook account (including a super secret society and an actual in-person friend), SRG Films is set to produce a “biographical thriller” about the life and times of Chris Benoit. Oh, and about that part where he murdered his wife and kid. Cries of “too soon” fall on deaf ears around Stunt Granny, so let’s get excited! Oh, wait… SRG Films is a company that’s never actually made a movie (but has one in the works starring a bunch of hot chicks with no published plot), so the Benoit biopic is sure to have Marlon Brando and Chris Benoit rolling over in their graves.

Here’s some info from IGN:

Coming Soon posted a press release that describes Crossface as “a biographical thriller” that “delves into the pressures WWE superstar Chris Benoit faced throughout his wrestling career as the combination of drug-use, depression, and head trauma became increasingly impossible for him to handle. The true story made headline news in 2007 when Chris murdered his wife and young son before taking his own life.”

The film’s writer, Sarah Coulter, said: “People immediately point to steroids, never thinking about the brain trauma these wrestlers can, and do, incur in their profession, nor do they consider the rigorous schedule that keeps them working even when they shouldn t be. The Benoit story is one that needs to be brought into the light.”

Actually, a lot of people have thought about the head trauma (everyone) and the rigorous schedule (Wade Keller), stupid.

Producers are said to be out to directors and actors right now in the hopes of beginning production in late 2012.

Here’s hoping the potential stars don’t go through that “method acting” thing where they consume their lives with the lead’s characteristics. Otherwise, Hollywood will be filled with dead wives, and that’s a cultural shift we simply cannot handle.

To summarize, a film company who’s never made a film is making a film about a a pro wrestler who murdered his wife and kids for reasons we already know yet seeks to uncover the truth about an industry that’s just as fucked up as the industry within which this film is being made. “Andre: Heart of a Giant,” eat your giant heart out. -Eric

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