The Bill Simmons-produced doc will debut in April.
By: GABRIELLE BRUNEY
When Bill Simmons joined HBO in 2015, he announced that one of his first projects with the cable titan would be a documentary about iconic pro wrestler André the Giant. And finally, we’ve got a trailer. Like so many great sports docs, it looks like this film’s going to be equal parts awesome and sad as hell.
At somewhere around seven feet tall and 500 pounds, André, born André René Roussimoff to a family of farmers in the French Alps, was one of the most famous wrestlers in WWE history. André parlayed his unmistakable frame into acting roles in films like The Princess Bride. He died in 1993 at the age of just 46, after years of declining health as the extraordinary body that brought him fortune and fame turned against him. Get the tissues ready.
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