Bigger is a movie about the rise of bodybuilding as we know it. The film is essentially a drama about the Weider brothers Joe and Mark.
One of the most notable performances in Bigger will be of Calum Von Moger.
Calum is widely referred to as Arnold 2.0.
Due to his similar proportions and dutch/Austrian heritage it’s quite easy to see why.
Calum Von Moger acting in Bigger is going to be a massive draw for people to come see this film. Especially given that this will be the most high profile (If not first) movie performance by the young Australian.
The story that Bigger the film will follow is of the Weider brothers. They are Polish emigrants to Canada and were ultimately responsible for the creation of the IFBB.
Bigger Story – The Weider Brothers
The Weider Brothers came to start the IFBB and Olympia competitions as a result of starting a fitness magazine, named Your Physique, in 1940 and moving up from there.
Joe Weider is still a huge name, as the Oympia still carries Joe Weider above it.
As the story goes there was an area of turbulence in the life of the Weider brothers, which is what will undoubtedly make Bigger such a great film to watch.
The Weider brothers started bodybuilding with a home made barbell, made out of care wheels and axels. The story of Bigger will no doubt start from there.
At one point the Weider brothers were faced with a legal battle over a product they had released called Weider Formula Number 7. This weight gainer had a young Arnold Shcwarzenegger on the front as made claims to ‘Gain a pound per day‘.
Obviously this was not true, so Joe and Ben were forced to change the claims made.
This situation will no doubt be a tiny part of what is a huge story for the movie Bigger. The IFBB has always had some controversy around it for one reason or another.
Bodybuilders everywhere should embrace this story and film, as many themselves won’t know the true beginnings of the world’s biggest bodybuilding federation.
The release date for Bigger is yet to be announced and the bodybuilding film is in pre production.
Actors in Bigger – The Movie
Recently Tyler Hoechlin has reportedly been cast to star as Joe Weider himself.
Previously starring in Supergirl and Teen Wolf the young actor isn’t hugely well known, but does seem to look the part.
When asked about the film, producer Steve Lee Jones said;
“Bigger movie is a powerful example of what hard work and extreme focus can achieve today. These brothers literally changed the world.”
Added on to this, George Gallo one of the four writers that’s attached to the film said;
“It’s beyond inspirational, and will resonate with not only the massive crowd of those who have found the balance of body and mind as essential for a healthy life but also the throngs of people that were inspired by Joe and his Mr. Olympia events,”
We will have more news on Bigger the movie as it comes out. You can keep an eye out on ImDB here.
Update: Victoria Justice from Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show, Nickelodeon’s Victorious and Blumhouse/MTV’s Eye Candy, will portray Kathy, Joe Weider’s (Tyler Hoechlin) first wife.
What’s more exciting is that Bigger is going to start shooting in November in Alabama next month. This hopefully means the release will be some time next year.
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