Mickey Rourke’s portrayal of Randy “The Ram” Robinson in Darren Aronofsky’s 2008 film The Wrestler was met with critical and public praise. Zack Snyder believes he has another pro wrestling story to tell, but this time from a female perspective.
While speaking to The Telegraph, Zack Snyder revealed that he pitched a female version of The Wrestler to Amy Adams. This pitch took place as Adams was playing Lois Lane in the Justice League, but Snyder is always looking for another project to sink his teeth into.
This story would tell a much darker tale about how a female got into the pro wrestling business, soon finding herself falling down a rabbit hole of performance enhancing drugs and training.
“It’s a kind of female version of ‘The Wrestler,’ about a midwestern housewife who happens to have a pretty good body, and starts to do some bodybuilding competitions, and then falls down a rabbit hole of steroids and hormones. It becomes a contest between fitness and family, and she loses her family because she’s spending all her money on diet supplements and drugs and trainers, and all of that stuff.”
Snyder also noted that he wanted Adams for the role specifically, “because it would be such a hugely hard job just training to the point at which it was believable. And you need someone like Amy who loves the craft to do it.”
It’s unclear if this idea from Zack Snyder will ever become a reality. It is certainly enough to get some fans excited, especially those who are still pulling for more pro wrestling related stories on television and in the cinema.
Would you be down to see a movie about the treacherous backstage politics and performance enhancing drugs in women’s wrestling? Sound off in the comments!