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Thomas Lennon Open to Play Joe Exotic

When the world went into lockdown, nobody expected a man with a roadside Zoo to be the distraction we all needed from the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 20, 2020, Netflix released Tiger King featuring eccentric big cat owner, Joe Exotic. It was an instant hit. People just can’t get enough of ‘tiger mania.’

Recently, Reno 911! star, Thomas Lennon, performed Joe Exotic on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show.

We have to say, it was pretty spot on:

When asked by MZNOW’s Michael Zavala how quickly he binged the series, Lennon replied:

“Well, pretty fast. I still actually haven’t finished all of them. I started getting tons of tweets from people being like, ‘Why don’t you be Joe Exotic?’ And I’m like, who is that? Because, when I look in the mirror, I see Daniel Craig. I see like, dashing, leading man. When the rest of the world sees me, apparently they think, ‘Joe Exotic the Tiger King, everybody!'”

Michael then went on to ask if Lennon would be interested in playing the Tiger King in the inevitable feature film.

“100%, yes. I only worry that it might make me start smoking again.”

Recently, Nicholas Cage was cast to play Joe Exotic in an upcoming mini-series. We hope Lennon gets to star in the Lifetime Original movie. C’mon! You know they’re going to do one!

Listen to the full interview here:

Thomas Lennon, Reno 911!, Ronan Boyle

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