Josh Gad, the actor famous for playing “Olaf” in Disney’s animated sensation Frozen, is taking on a new role: screenwriter. Gad and his writing partner Ryan Dixon will adapt the life of professional wrestler and entertainer GORGEOUS GEORGE for the big screen. WWE Studios and Great Point Media are co-developing the film.
Gad’s schedule has been consistently full since he made a splash on Broadway in the popular musical The Book of Mormon. He was most recently seen in Pixels and the summer FX series The Comedians. He will next be seen in the animated film version of the popular mobile game Angry Birds, and recently signed on to portray Roger Ebert in Russ and Roger Go Beyond and the famed comedy Sam Kinison in Kinison.
Dixon, Gad’s writing partner, has a few smaller credits to his name, but the pair appear to be building their writing portfolio together.
Gorgeous George was the stage name for George Raymond Wagner, a professional wrestler during the First Golden Age of Professional Wrestling in the 1940s-1950s. He gained mainstream popularity for his outrageous, flamboyant, and charismatic character. Wagner was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2002 and the WWE Hall of Fame in 2010.