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Who Wants to Play Joe Exotic in a Hollywood Movie? It's Not Who You Think

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By Tia Kitchens

'Tiger King' one of the biggest shows to date right now has taken the nation by storm. Who would have thought a documentary about big cats, polygamy, mullets, and murder would take the world by storm. There is some cult stuff happening to for anyone who wasn't sold on the whole murder aspect of the show. Or just the beautiful tigers that are shown.

No one could have expected it to happen. To have someone named Joe Exotic be the big name star right now.

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Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin are the genius directors behind 'Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. The show follows Joseph Maldonado-Passage, a.k.a. Joe Exotic as his life as a former exotic zookeeper.

Exotic right now is currently facing 22 years in prison due to murder for hire plots against Carole Baskin, an animal rights activist. Not only that but he is charged with various wildlife violations as well. While the viewers watch there are some shady things happening in the background. It's a thrill ride that doesn't let up till the end.

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
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People would love a movie of this show just to have it on the big screen. Are we just in a wishful thinking mode? Maybe. But there are a few celebrities that are really wanting to land the role of Joe Exotic.

One of those is Dax Shepard. You may know him a few ways but one of the ways is his marriage to Kristen Bell. He threw his hat into the ring via Twitter saying, “If I don’t get cast as Joe Exotic in the eventual biopic, Hollywood is broken."

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Even Jared Leto took a chance at wanting to be in on this. He dressed up in some cowboy attire and posted a picture of himself petting a stuffed tiger. With all of Leto's roles, we could see the actor and singer doing this. Plus, Exotic does sing, so it would almost be perfect.

But there were a few that didn't think either one of them would be fitting of the role. In fact there was some that think the role should be gender-bent.

Margot Robbie
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Robert Moore thinks that the role should go to someone else. In fact he thinks the role would fit someone we never would have thought of. He thinks the role should go to Margot Robbie.

He explains it this way, “My preferred casting — and this is a bit off the wall — would be Margot Robbie,” Moor explained. “I think Margot Robbie should play Joe in like a gender switch. Look at her eyes, she has eyes that look just like Joe’s.”

While we don't know if this will happen we live the enthusiasm that is happening around this show. We'll have to keep you up to date on who is in the running for this show and who is out.

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