Colton Haynes and Tyler Hoechlin are reuniting post-Teen Wolf to star in a new film about the two brothers, Joe and Ben Weider, who founded the modern bodybuilding and fitness industry.
Deadline reports that Hoechlin will play Joe Weider, who fought obstacles such as poverty and anti-Semitism in order to found the International Federation of Bodybuilding, along the way discovering the fitness legend Arnold Schwarzenegger. Just a quick check in on Hoechlin's credentials for the part:
According to IMDB, Haynes will be playing Jack LaLanne, a fitness icon in the early twentieth century. Just a picture of Haynes' resume for the gig:
Playing Schwarzenegger is Calum Von Moger, who, incidentally, looks like this:
Seems like a real Oscar contender. The film is written and directed by George Gallo, who told Deadline, "It’s beyond inspirational, and will resonate with not only the massive crowd of those who have found the balance of body and mind as essential for a healthy life but also the throngs of people that were inspired by Joe and his Mr. Olympia events."