Sputnik Monroe Biopic in the Works

According to a story in Variety, a film is being planned about Memphis wrestler Sputnik Monroe, who passed away late last year.

The biopic, being made by HBO Films, is slated to be written by Julien Nitzberg, who was an associate producer on The Dancing Outlaw, the super-cult documentary about Jesco.

Sputnik, known for his acrobatic wrestling, pushed for integration in the sport in the 1950s.

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