Tiger King: Brad Pitt and David Spade among favourites for Joe Exotic role


Tiger King is the Netflix series which has gripped us all, but who could play the role of Joe Exotic?

There is already talk of the documentary hitting the big screens with some Hollywood names apparently in the running to play lead star.

As things stand it’s David Spade who heads the betting at 3/1 to play the former wildlife park owner.

Elsewhere, Dax Shepard is a 5/2 shot, with Brad Pitt, Ed Norton and Matthew McConaughey priced at 6/1 apiece.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s seemingly the role everyone wants to play right now and as things stand David Spade heads the betting to portray Joe Exotic in a movie.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

To play Joe Exotic:

David Spade – 3/1

Dax Shepard – 5/1

Brad Pitt – 6/1

Ed Norton – 6/1

Matthew McConaughey – 6/1

Kevin Bacon – 10/1

Michael Keaton – 10/1

Will Ferrell – 12/1

Woody Harrelson – 16/1

Ben Stiller – 20/1

Daniel Craig – 25/1

Leonardo Di Caprio – 25/1

Russell Crowe – 25/1

James Corden – 33/1

Joaquin Phoenix – 33/1

Tom Cruise – 33/1

Tom Hardy – 33/1

Benedict Cumberbatch – 100/1

Michael Sheen – 100/1

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication


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