David Spade breaks silence on playing Joe Exotic in Tiger King movie rumours – The Sun

ACTOR David Spade has broken his silence on the possibility of playing Joe Exotic in an upcoming Tiger King adaption.

The star appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show after the show’s central character, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, requested for the Grown Ups star or Brad Pitt to play him in a biopic.

He said: “I thought it’s just a funny idea because… it’s more fun to think of who the casting would be. Joe Exotic said me or Brad Pitt and I think I know which way it’s gonna head.”

David joked that he had no chance of landing the role against the likes of Brad.

He said: “I see Brad at auditions all the time and it’s always tense. You know what Brad does? He brings his Oscar to auditions now, which I don’t think you’re allowed to do that in SAG.”

That said, the Benchwarmers star did say Brad wouldn’t be the right person to play Joe Exotic.



He added: “I think Joe is a little too squirrelly for Brad. That might be wishful thinking, Brad is so studly and I’m a little more squirrelly.”

Earlier this month directors Rebecca Chaiklin and Eric Goode claimed Joe had two actors in mind to play him if the docuseries is made into a movie or a TV show.

Rebecca told The Hollywood Reporter: "He would like Brad Pitt or David Spade to play him."

She furthered explained: "He doesn’t refer to David Spade as David Spade – he refers to him as Joe Dirt.'"


Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness follows Joe as he gets caught up in a murder-for-hire plot through his involvement in the underground world of big cat breeding.

A big hit with viewers, Netflix will now release a special one-off episode of the show this weekend.

"The Tiger King and I — a Tiger King after-show hosted by Joel McHale and featuring brand new interviews with John Reinke, Joshua Dial, John Finlay, Saff, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman, and Jeff and Lauren Lowe — will premiere April 12," the streaming platform revealed on Thursday.

In a short teaser, Community star Joel spoofed the star of the series, Joe Exotic, by going topless and simply accessorizing with an animal-print shawl and cowboy hat.

Joel revealed that the episode will reveal "what's happened in their lives since the release of the series" and that it will be "eye-opening and hopefully funny".

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