In the dynamic world of professional wrestling, the Hardy Brothers have cemented their status as one of the most influential tag teams of their era. This duo's remarkable journey in the squared circle has prompted discussions about a potential biopic, akin to the critically acclaimed "The Iron Claw." In a candid conversation on his podcast, "The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy," Matt Hardy delved into the intriguing possibility of a cinematic portrayal of their storied career, revealing his top picks for actors to step into their wrestling boots.
During the episode, Hardy's enthusiasm was palpable as he mused over the ideal candidate to depict him. Inspired by Zac Efron's stellar performance as Kevin Von Erich, Hardy expressed his admiration for Efron's grasp of the wrestling world.
"That's a hell of a question," Hardy remarked, contemplating the casting. "I'd almost say sign Zac Efron up, because he did such a great job as Kev, and now that he kind of understands the whole wrestling [business]."
Hardy Endorses Efron
The wrestling veteran, with over three decades in the industry, emphasized the importance of an actor who could genuinely encapsulate the essence of a professional wrestler.
Hardy believes Efron, with his recent exposure to the wrestling scene and his appropriate age, could be an exceptional choice for the role. "So, I would say him. He's at a good age where he could do it too," Hardy added, highlighting Efron's potential to authentically portray his character.
When the conversation shifted to casting his brother Jeff, Matt Hardy playfully suggested Hollywood megastar Brad Pitt, albeit with a humorous nod to reversing his age. However, podcast co-host Jon Alba proposed Jared Leto, an actor renowned for embracing unconventional roles.
Hardy agreed with Alba's suggestion, acknowledging Leto's versatility and ability to bring unique characters to life. The idea of a biopic celebrating the Hardy Brothers' legendary status in professional wrestling is an exciting prospect for fans and industry insiders alike.
With suggestions like Zac Efron and Jared Leto, the potential film promises to be a captivating exploration of the highs and lows experienced by these iconic figures in the wrestling world. As the conversation around this hypothetical project continues, the anticipation builds for what could be a landmark film in sports entertainment history.