John Cameron Mitchell was pictured in costume as Joe Exotic on Sunday.
The actor stars in the next series Peacock as a zookeeper who became famous thanks to the Netflix series “Tiger King”. Actress Kate McKinnon will play Carole Baskin and Kyle MacLachlan will play Baskin’s husband Howard.
Mitchell filmed a PDA celebration scene outside a pet store in Brisbane on Sunday.
“I am delighted to take on the role of this modern popular antihero,” the actor said when breaking the news.
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“Joe and I are the same age and like him I grew up gay in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, so I feel like I know a bit more about this guy and his desperate attempt to win over a inhospitable world. “
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, it was revealed that Amazon’s “Tiger King” project led by Nicolas Cage had been put on hold.
“We should erase the record,” Cage told Variety. “I read two great scripts, which I found to be excellent, but I think Amazon ultimately felt that this was material that had become a past time because it took so long for it to come together. . They sensed at one point that it was lightning in a bottle, but that point has since faded into the distance and is no longer relevant. “
Joe Exotic recently spoke in prison while being honored with the Social Media Superstar Awards. Exotic is behind bars after being convicted of breaking federal wildlife laws. The “Tiger King” star is also serving time for targeting Baskin in a murder plot.
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“I would like to say thank you for this award and thank you to the millions of people around the world who saw through the edit, schedule and paid interviews to see the real Joe Exotic – the real guy who has caring and caring. love for its animals, for the homeless and for the sick, but most of all, for humanity as a whole, ”Exotic said in prison, according to telephone audio obtained by Fox News at the time.
The “Tiger King” star claimed he was also kidnapped by the Justice Department during the phone call.
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“What was done to me puts a black cloud over our entire justice system in America,” he continued.
“And our leaders in this great country should be ashamed that our own Justice Department could participate in my kidnapping for a political agenda designed only to end the big cats in America. ”