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- MoviePilot.com reports that actor Liev Schreiber has been tapped to play Chris Benoit in a movie about the tragic double murder-suicide. The movie is titled Crossface and is written by Sarah Coulter.

The movie will reportedly cover Benoit’s life from the early days in his career through the final days of his life where he murdered his son and wife. Several WWE stars including Triple H and Vince McMahon will be portrayed.

Here is a photo of Schreiber:

  • Christian Hendrix

    Oh Sorry

  • Scooter

    I’m not comparing him to Hitler I’m simply saying people have made films about Hitler (someone who a lof of people looked up to and respected at one point) so Benoit shouldn’t be off limits.

  • Christian Hendrix

    I Understand what he did but don’t you think comparing him to Hitler is a bit far?

  • Vic

    “Crossface”

    Chris Benoit – Liev Schreiber

    Vince McMahon – Michael Douglas

    Eddie Guerrero – Benicio del Toro

    Triple H/Paul Levesque – Chris Hemsworth

    Nancy Benoit – Jennifer Lawrence

    This is just my opinion on who should play who.

  • The Killswitch

    I’m wondering how WWE was okay with this, or gave the green light to portray their names and likenesses.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    Yea that’s true

  • Drake Valfer

    First off, who are you to tell anyone who to respect and who not to respect. As for the movie, there is no such thing as a story that is “off limits” but people still have the right to feel however they feel, depending on how the film is done will tell if it’s meant to tell the story of it’s it is done to exploit what happened.

  • Scooter

    You say that but there have been movies made about Hitler in the past. Just because you respected someone (who you shouldn’t respect now) doesn’t mean they’re off limits.

  • d_pooch

    Is anyone “jacked up” enough to physically look like Benoit? He was a small guy with a huge body and a history of substance abuse… how do you work with that? Just sayin’.

  • http://retrorevelations.blogspot.com/ Jesse Moak

    Still think it is really tasteless for anyone to be exploiting that horrible story. That guy is a great actor…..but this movie should not be getting made………….

  • Guest

    Is anyone “jacked up” enough to physically look like Benoit? He was a small guy with a huge body and a history of substance abuse… just sayin’.

  • CC

    not according to PW insider and TMZ

  • Roy Bledsoe

    Liev Schreiber is a great actor! I’m gonna say Chris Hemsworth plays triple H

  • Kristopher Robinson

    But he is nowhere near benoits body type.

  • Shawn Bronald

    Please let Willem Defoe portray Vince McMahon.

  • ddfindl

    what…the….f#ck

  • Graves

    Awesome! Perfect fit!

  • Jeff

    It will be weird watching ‘Ray Donavan’ from now on.

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