Report: WWE Not Happy With Chris Benoit Movie

The WWE hasn't mentioned Chris Benoit in years, and they're not happy with the new planned biopic.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the WWE isn't too keen on the idea of the film. The movie is likely to highlight drug and steroid use, in addition to the problems Benoit had with concussions -- possibly being attributed as the cause of Benoit's final actions.

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Apparently, the film was to be set on Irv Muchnick's book about the Benoit murders, but discussions with the author fell apart. Now, the film is planned to be based on Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit & the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry, by Matt Randazzo.

WON reports that William Morris Endeavor suggested that the movie add fuel to the fire of conspiracy theories by including a scene where Kevin Sullivan broke into the Benoit house. Writer Richard O'Sullivan abandoned the film because he wouldn't write the scene.

The Observer also states that Michael C. Hall of Dexter fame was offered the role of Chris Benoit, but rejected it because he didn't want to be type cast as a killer. Liev Schreiber, Liam McIntyre, and Kellen Lutz have all been rumored for the role, although the Schreiber rumor has been debunked.

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