Even online gamblers are sinking their claws into the ‘Tiger King’ — and bookies have a strong hunch about who should don the mullet and leg brace in a feature film.
The oddsmakers at SportsBetting.ag have a list of A-listers they want folks to place bets on to play Joe Exotic … who’s become a worldwide phenomenon with the Netflix documentary. Their first choice won’t surprise you much, but the underdog might.
The odds-on favorite is … Kevin Bacon! If you place $100 on him, you’d only get $150 if he landed the role. Next is Ed Norton, who’d earn you $250 on a $100 bet. After that, it’s Billy Bob Thornton and David Spade, who’d pay out $300 and $400, respectively, if they were cast.
As for your long shot … that’s Mr. Ben Stiller.
Btw, there’s a catch … the film’s gotta be released by 2021 or sooner.
Of course, the gambling world offers equal opportunity … to lose your money … so folks are also weighing in on who plays Joe’s archnemesis, Carole Baskin.
The favorite is Wendi McLendon-Covey (Deputy Johnson from ‘Reno 911!’) at an even split of +100 — so you’d break even on a $100 bet. Down the line in order from most to least likely to land the part — Allison Janney at +300, Kristen Wiig at +300, Jennifer Coolidge at +500 and finally, Laura Dern at +600.
There’s other interesting ‘Tiger King’ categories over at MyBookie — stuff like whether Joe will get a presidential pardon and will Carole be found guilty of murdering her husband.
Dark for sure, but hey … anything for a buck!