A Joe Exotic documentary from prolific documentarian Louis Theroux is in development. The BBC has announced that Theroux will produce a feature-length documentary on Joseph Maldonado-Passage AKA Joe Exotic that has the tentative title Louis Theroux: The Cult of Joe Exotic.
Theroux met Exotic 10 years ago when he was making a documentary called Most Dangerous Pets. “Heading back to Oklahoma, Theroux will explore what has happened since, with the big cat man now residing in a federal prison, having been found guilty of a murder-for-hire plot and multiple animal cruelty charges,” reads a line from the description (via THR).
Theroux said the story of Joe Exotic is “one of those quintessentially American stories,” featuring a cast of characters that are almost too larger-than-life to be real.
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