HBO Sports in association with WWE and The Ringer will release and Andre the Giant documentary in April of next year. To get the hype train rolling, a 30-second trailer was released on Friday afternoon.
Coming on the heels of a highly successful Ric Flair documentary made by ESPN, HBO, and the Ringer's film will come with lofty expectations. However, The Ringer published a quick blurb along with the trailer that sounds all too promising.
"Andre the Giant was — literally — the biggest professional athlete in the world for decades. He was larger than life: From his exploits in the ring to the stories of his drinking, reality could hardly contain Andre. Featuring original interviews with everyone who was a part of his expansive life, from Vince McMahon, to Rob Reiner, to Andre's brothers in France, Jason Hehir's new film explores the life — in full — of the man who casts the biggest shadow in the history of sports and culture. It premieres on HBO in April 2018."
Mark your calendars!