Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
We noted before that German director Lexi Alexander will be directing the "Crossface" biopic on Chris Benoit and the 2007 murder-suicide. The movie will be produced by Alex A. Ginzburg and Tony Lee of "Let It Play" and executive produced by Ram Getz and Matthew Randazzo V. Jake Goldberger and Sarah Coulter will write the script that is based on Randazzo's "Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit & the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry" book. You can purchase that book at this link.
While those wacky ideas were suggested, those still close to the movie say it will be based a lot more on the real story now.
Regarding the cast, Michael Hall was once suggested to play Benoit but his rep said he didn't want to play a killer and be typecast. Kellen Lutz and Liam McIntyre were also discussed for the Benoit role but that's been a while back. There were also rumors of Liev Schreiber playing Benoit but those were nixed.
WWE is reportedly not happy with the idea of the movie being made. It's believed the movie will show drugs, perhaps steroids or others, along with CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) as a possible explanation for why Benoit did what he did.
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