‘Tiger King’ director not wild about a Hollywood film model, but teases sequel

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Expectations are working excessive for an inevitable scripted model of present binge-watching sensation “Tiger King” — but the creator of the documentary sequence doesn’t assume a Hollywood model is a good concept.

“I felt the documentary sequence actually says all of it,” “Tiger King” co-director Eric Goode instructed Web page Six. “It’d be actually arduous to reenact in a method that may do justice to the story. Generally dramatization makes a story higher, on this case, I’m not positive that it will.”

Both method, a dramatized model of the identical wild story is within the works: Final yr, “SNL” alum Kate McKinnon signed to star in and govt produce a restricted sequence known as “Joe Unique,” primarily based on a Wondery podcast on the identical material. It’s being produced by UCP, the TV outfit behind diversifications of podcasts “Homecoming” and “Soiled John.”

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Goode stated if he needed to solid the present’s animal activist character, Carole Baskin, he’d decide McKinnon — or Kathy Bates.

He’d select Edward Norton or Sam Rockwell as Joe Unique, he instructed us. (Norton has been playfully angling for the Unique position on social media, as have Dax Shepard and Jared Leto.)

Goode, meantime, says he already has footage for a potential second season of the docuseries.

“There are a lot of questions that individuals would love answered, and we are going to see if we are able to reply these. We do have a ton of footage,” he revealed. “We did film [more] after we locked image. We did film the sentencing [of Joe Exotic] and John [Finlay] together with his new tooth.” He stated the additional footage was left over due to a tight deadline to get the film to Netflix.

Co-director Rebecca Chaiklin has additionally stated the wild story warrants a attainable sequel.

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