Rob Lowe and Ryan Murphy Leading The Charge Of Creating a Tiger King Movie

April 9, 2020

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According to Variety, the Netflix documentary series Tiger King has generated 34.3 million unique viewers during its first 10 days on the service, from March 20-29, making it one of the most popular original shows on the platform ever... And that's just in the United States!

Those numbers even surpassed the first-10-days of the second-season premiere of Stranger Things, which drew 31.2 million unique viewers. It did fall a little short the most recent season debut Stranger Things' third season that averaged 36.3 million unique viewers last July. But either way Netflix has a bonafide hit on their hands. 

The Tiger King phenomenon has fans clamering for a movie. Polls about who should play the Eccentric Zookeeper, Joe Exotic

Rob Lowe just may have our answer. On Monday, the 9-1-1: Lone Star actor, posted photos on his Instagram of himself dressed up as Tiger King, complete with mullet wig and a dog posing as a tiger.  In the caption of the post Lowe revealed that he and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy  are developing their version of the story. 

Rob Exotic. UPDATE: Ryan Murphy and I will be developing our version of this insane story. Stay tuned!

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People even confirms that they are indeed in talks. 

Hopefully Carol Baskin won't mess this one up. lol

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is now available to stream on Netflix.