Tara Reid as Carole Baskin: Everything to know on Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ movie
It’s no surprise that all of Hollywood is trying to produce scripted content based on Tiger King. After the massive success of the Netflix docuseries, Joe Exotic needs to be seen in a scripted environment. We’ve already discussed the Kate McKinnon series that is coming through Universal Content Productions.
But Sharknado actress Tara Reid broke the news that she is in talks to take on Carole Baskin in a new movie based on the series. We don’t blame her, as we’ll take any excuse to get to know the people involved in Tiger King better. But is this the same project as Nic Cage’s Tiger King project? Is it coming to Netflix as well? We got answers.
Getting the confusion taken care of
The first film project to be announced based on Tiger King, Reid is the only actor tied to the project right now. Sorry to disappoint the people wanting Nic Cage to go against Tara Reid, but Nicolas Cage’s Tiger King project is a different mini-series.
Funny enough, Reid’s project is also the only one to take on the Netflix series itself. McKinnon’s series is based on a podcast about Joe Exotic, while Cage’s series is based on the Texas Monthly article about Exotic.
A fan of the show
In an interview discussing the rumors, Reid confirmed the casting, and made it clear that she wants to get to know Carole Baskin. “I would definitely want to spend a week with – not to ask her anything, to see how she eats, s**ts, see how she plays, see if she talks to people,” said Reid.
She’s also in love with the mystery surrounding Baskin. “Did she kill her husband? Did the tiger eat him? Did she do this? There’s so much stuff up in the air. Nothing’s been proven and maybe she did nothing or maybe she did. No one knows.” Clearly, Reid wants to tell Baskin’s story properly.
A new Netflix movie?
Outside of Reid’s casting, there isn’t a whole lot out about the movie. No word on whether this is Netflix adapting their hit docu-series into a feature film, or if it’s another studio. If this is the project based directly off Tiger King though, we’re assuming Netflix is creating the film.
But considering everyone and their mother has a Joe Exotic series in the works (even Ryan Murphy is rumored to be working on one), we’re not going to be surprised when we find out who’s behind the movie. We’re also with Reid about getting Matthew Mcconaughey in as Joe Exotic.