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HBO Is Set To Release An Andre the Giant Documentary With WWE

HBO and WWE have jointly announced that they are collaborating on an Andre the Giant feature length documentary, with Jason Hehir attached to direct and produce it. The documentary will include interviews with many classic wrestlers and figures from the WWF era as well as  the modern WWE, in addition to rarely seen footage of Andre himself. According to HBO, it will be “a comprehensive and intimate portrait of one of WWE’s most beloved, yet largely unknown figures.”

Andre the Giant’s real name was André René Roussimoff, and he was born in France in 1946. Andre was also afflicted with gigantism and acromegaly, which led to his abnormal size and growth. Andre became a wrestler at only 17 years old and toured around the world before joining the WWWF in 1973.

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