'Tiger King': See Dax Shepard, Ed Norton, Jared Leto & Other Stars React To The Netflix Series
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness has taken social media by storm since it hit Netflix on March 20. Many stars have chimed in on social media with reactions to the outrageous true crime series. See what Dax Shepard, Ed Norton, and Jared Leto had to say here!
Tiger King debuted on Netflix on March 20. The seven-part true crime docuseries explores the world of big cat owners and their often bizarre personas and lifestyles. For example, the show's star, Joe Exotic, is described by Netflix as a "mulleted, gun-toting polygamist and country western singer."
The series focuses on Exotic's clash with animal rights activist Carole Baskin - who has quirks of her own. Watch the trailer below if you haven't dived into Tiger King just yet.
Watch Netflix's Tiger King trailer
Tiger King has dominated social media in its first week on Netflix. During that time, more than a few celebrities have commented on the outrageous stars and story.
For starters, actor Dax Shepard is convinced that he would make the best Joe Exotic in a biopic about the Tiger King star's life.
Dax Shepard wants to play Joe Exotic in a movie
If I don't get cast as Joe Exotic in the eventual biopic, Hollywood is broken.— dax shepard (@daxshepard) March 26, 2020
Shepard may be on to something here, judging by the popularity of his tweet and a photoshop preview that a fan posted in response.
But Edward Norton wasn't convinced. Perhaps he wants the Joe Exotic role for himself, or he thinks Dax can do better than the criminal figure Joe Exotic - whom many have attacked for his mistreatment of the tigers.
Um, step aside, pal. You're way too young and buff and you know it. You could probably pull off Maldonado still, actually. Wouldn't that be fun?— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) March 26, 2020
Jared Leto, meanwhile, held a viewing party of the series, during which he sent out live reactions on Twitter. He was also inspired by the unique fashion of Tiger King's stars, Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. He scoured his wardrobe for items that resembled their looks, and posted the results on his Twitter.
Jared Leto as Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin
Now I DEF wore this on tour pic.twitter.com/GhCRu434df— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) March 27, 2020
While Leto pulls off a decent Carole Baskin, fans were quick to point out that actress and comedian Kate McKinnon is already attached to portray Baskin in a new limited series. It began the early stages of production last fall, but few details are known about the series apart from the starring role.
If a Joe Exotic biopic does come to fruition, the starring role looks to have many hopefuls. But for now, catch up on the Tiger King trend on Netflix if you haven't already. It's like nothing you've ever seen before!