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Tiger King star Joe Exotic wants Brad Pitt or David Spade to play him in a movie

The ‘Tiger King’ himself has some strong opinions about a movie detailing his life.
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If you haven’t finished Netflix’s hit docu-series ‘Tiger King’ look away.

Dax Sheperd is just one of the many celebrities who are chomping at the bit to get the chance to play Joe Exotic, the eccentric ‘zoo’ owner who stars in the new docuseries. But the leading man has expressed his own preference if there were to be a movie.

"He would like Brad Pitt or David Spade to play him," Directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin told The Hollywood Reporter. "He doesn’t refer to David Spade as David Spade — he refers to him as ‘Joe Dirt.’"

‘Exotic’ is currently serving a 22-year-sentence for animal abuse and an attempted murder-for-hire on one of the show’s other breakout stars, Carole Baskin.

The show has gained critical acclaim and become an overnight pop culture phenomenon due to its rollercoaster-like ups-and-downs, and the ‘insane but true’ storylines it features.

You can watch all seven episodes of the documentary series on Netflix.

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