Julianne Hough and Tyler Hoechlin hit the beach in Bigger
13 Films has released a first-look photo for their upcoming rags-to-riches biopic film Bigger. The film will be debuting for buyers at Cannes.
Bigger is a powerful rags-to-riches story about international icons Joe and Ben Weider, who created the sport of modern body building and the fitness world as we know it today. They founded the Mr. Olympia competition and discovered future action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger along the way. They forever changed the way people viewed the human body and went on to build a business empire founded on fitness.
The film will be based in part on Brothers of Iron, the siblings’ 2006 memoir, officially described as follows:
In the depths of the Great Depression a scrawny, dirt-poor Jewish kid with a seventh-grade education picked up a barbell and got hooked on weight training. Building his muscles gave him confidence and hope for a better life. He pledged to make the great, transforming power of strength training available to everyone and to give bodybuilding all the glory it deserved. The kid, Joe Weider, enlisted his younger brother Ben in his quest, and together the Weider brothers accomplished things much bigger than Joe’s boyhood dreams. The little muscle magazine Joe started, working at his family’s dining room table, grew into a publishing empire. From a backyard barbell business, Joe and Ben built equipment and food supplement companies each as big as Weider Publishing. And they transformed bodybuilding into a hugely successful sport, organized under one of the largest and best-run athletic federations in the world.
Bigger stars Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars, Grease Live!), Tyler Hoechlin (Everybody Wants Some!), Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) and Kevin Durand (The Strain).
The film is directed by George Gallo (Bad Boys, Midnight Run) and he wrote the script with Andy Weiss from an original script written by Brad and Ellen Furman.