Happy birthday André the Giant
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André René Roussimoff, popularly known as André the Giant, is probably one of the best known wrestlers in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), formerly known as World Wrestling Federation, WWF.

Most famously known for his feud with another iconic WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan, André has been described as the ninth tallest professional wrestler in history and has been termed as "The Eighth Wonder of the World."

Besides being a pro-wrestler, André was also a prominent actor and had appeared in several successful movies like "The Princess Bride," "The Greatest American Hero," and "Conan the Destroyer."

Though André died tragically due to a heart failure in 1993, it seems that his fandom has remained intact as, according to several reports, a biopic is all set to be made on his life soon.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the movie will be based on the graphic novel biography "André the Giant: Closer to Heaven" by Brandon Easton and Denis Medri. The film will explore André's journey of being a French farm boy of 7-foot-4-inch to his popularity as an international wrestling star.

The movie is being developed by Lion Forge Comics and will be produced by Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell. As stated by the Guardian, Steindroff talked about the movie and why he decided to make it on Andre's life.

André the Giant rode the wave of the rise of wrestling in America, while suffering from the painful health condition of gigantism. There's an Elephant Man story here, Steindroff said.

André's daughter Robin Christensen-Roussimoff will serve as a consultant on the film, while David Steward II and Carl Reed will produce alongside Steindroff and Russell.