John Cena recently gave his thoughts on the rumors that Bradley Cooper has been offered the role of Vince McMahon in his upcoming biopic.
WWE Studios is planning to create a biopic revolving around the life of Vince McMahon. For anyone who has been a wrestling fan at any point during the last 30 years, it will be a fascinating piece of cinema. Early details about the movie have suggested that the story told during the film will explain a lot about McMahon's early life and explain how he became that man that he is today.
When the news first broke of the biopic a few months ago, one of the first questions fans wanted answered was who exactly could take on such a role. Vince McMahon is a unique person with a big personality, plus you would imagine that someone with a knowledge of the WWE chairman would be desirable. Well, rumors have begun to surface and apparently, Bradley Cooper has been approached about the role.
Cooper, the star of films such as The Hangover and Silver Linings Playbook, is certainly an interesting choice for the role. TMZ managed to catch up with John Cena earlier this week and get his opinion on whether Bradley Cooper would make a good Vince. When asked if Cena thought Cooper was "too cute" to play Mr. McMahon, the 16 time World Champion simply replied "Vince McMahon's a cute guy," along with a wink to the camera.
Despite the biopic being in the very early stages of production, it has already come under some heavy criticism. WWE is being accused of sensationalizing Vince McMahon's life and the movie not painting a real picture of the WWE boss. With McMahon likely playing a major role in putting the film together, and rumors of Bradley Cooper portraying him, chances are the early skepticism is warranted.
Sensationalized or not, the prospect of a feature-length film that details the ins and outs of McMahon's life is fascinating, quite frankly. On top of that, all true stories that are retold on screen are exaggerated in some way. There is no true story that hasn't been tweaked a little before being shown to the masses, why should Vince McMahon's life story be any different?