Tiger King’s John Finlay thinks Channing Tatum should play him in a film adaption after veneer reveal – The Sun
TIGER King star John Finlay reckons Channing Tatum is the perfect person to play him in a biopic.
While no plans for a spin off for Netflix series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness have been revealed, John has stuck his neck out to say the Magic Mike hunk has his vote.
In a chat with People magazine, the said of the Hollywood star, who recently split with Jessie J: “He’s always had a special place in my heart.
“He did a shout-out to my distant cousin; she died of stage-four brain cancer.
"When he did his shout-out, he did it because it was on her bucket list.”
Reinforcing his point about the 39-year-old's kind heart, he added: “He has a special place in my heart because of that.
“But he’s a really good actor, and a lot of people are putting names out there with him in it.”
Tiger King is the insane true crime story about Joe Exotic, a wildcat enthusiast who owned numerous tigers, lions and other large animals that he kept at the G.W. Zoo in Oklahoma.
The series focuses on Joe’s undying hatred for animal rights activist Carole Baskin – something which in the end will see him behind bars.
Meanwhile, John Finlay is Joe's ex husband who worked with his partner at the privately-owned zoo.
The tattooed, partially toothless husband is continually featured in the series shedding light on their marriage, as well as having one of his tattoos dedicated to his ex removed.
Yet he wasn't too happy with how he was portrayed by producers, and later teased a follow up, before which he flashed a brand new set of veneers.
He told Entertainment Today: “I’m waiting to get my story out to be able to sit down with a producer or a reporter to actually get the whole story out and to really let the world know what my life was actually like.”
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