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Irish actor tipped to play Tiger King star Joe Exotic in movie

Would he make a good Joe Exotic?

Cillian Murphy has been tipped to play Tiger King star Joe Exotic in a movie.

According to BoyleSports, the 43-year-old is being backed to play Joe Exotic, should a movie be made surrounding the colourful zoo owner.

The Cork-born actor, who plays Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders, could be swapping his 1920’s gangster look for a stint with tigers after his chances on playing Exotic in a movie were slashed.

Cillian was backed from an initial offering of 150/1 into 66/1 following a small number of speculative bets placed on Monday.


Fellow Irish actor Robert Sheehan has also been tipped to play Joe Exotic following some requests.

Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Oklahoma zoo owner Joe Exotic is serving a long sentence in prison but following the massive reaction to ‘Tiger King’ on Netflix, the chances of the colourful personality to have a movie made about him is on the rise.”

“Irish star Cillian Murphy is the latest name to be fancied for the role with his odds backed into 66/1 from 100/1 while Robert Sheehan has been introduced at 100/1.”


Check out the full list of odds below:

Who will be cast as Joe Exotic in the Tiger King Movie

  • 4/1 Billy Bob Thornton
  • 5/1 Kevin Bacon
  • 6/1 Brad Pitt
  • 6/1 Edward Norton
  • 7/1 David Spade
  • 10/1 Ben Stiller
  • 10/1 Dax Shepard
  • 10/1 Matthew McConaughey
  • 12/1 Christian Bale
  • 12/1 Robert Downey Jr
  • 16/1 Will Ferrell
  • 20/1 bar
  • 66/1 Cillian Murphy
  • 100/1 Robert Sheehan

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