Born André René Roussimoff and coming in at 7-foot-4, 477-pounds, Andre the Giant was a man who was both literally and metaphorically larger than life. Now, HBO Sports, WWE and the Bill Simmons Media Group have released the trailer for Andre The Giant, a documentary film examining the life and career of one of the most beloved legends in
WWF WWE history.
It features interviews with WWE figures such as CEO Vince McMahon, and wrestlers Jerry Lawler, Ric Flair, and Hulk Hogan, as well as insights from Billy Crystal and Cary Elwes, his co-stars in The Princess Bride. All of whom appear in this trailer (sans Elwes). The trailer was revealed after a 40-second teaser was released back in December.
Check out the epic first trailer for Andre The Giant below:
Directed and produced by Emmy-award winner Jason Hehir, this documentary is the first venture between HBO Sports and WWE. Dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, Roussimoff remains a WWE Legend, becoming became the first-ever inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1993. He appeared in television sitcoms and films during the ’70s and ’80s, often playing himself or some variation of a human giant, and is remembered fondly for his role as Fezzik in Rob Reiner’s classic The Princess Bride.
The documentary provides never-before-seen footage and revealing interviews that offer up a comprehensive and intimate portrait of a legend. Not only do we get great insight into Andre the Giant’s wrestling career but his entertainment executives, athletes, media, family, friends, and associates bring us closer to the man he really was.
Andre The Giant comes to HBO on April 10.
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