Bill Simmons’s First HBO Project: Wrestler Doc

A closer look at André The Giant.

Bill Simmons’s first project with HBO—aside from the podcasts he has been churning out—is a documentary about André The Giant.

According to The New York Post, Simmons is working with Jonathan Hock on the film. Hock’s previous sports documentaries include a look at the “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team.

André The Giant (André René Roussimoff) was a popular wrestler for the WWF and was, as his name indicated, a giant man. He was 7’4″ and 500 pounds. André also earned acclaim for his role in the 1987 film The Princess Bride. He died in 1993 due to congestive heart failure.