BIGGER.

That’s what an upcoming movie that centers around brothers Joe and Ben Weider will be entitled. The movie is set to be released in 2018 and is about the founders of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and how the brothers pioneered the sport of bodybuilding. One of the main aspects of their story is how the brothers discovered a young man from Austria and brought him over to the States. That young man later became one of the most well-known personalities of our time – Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The role of Arnold will be filled by a young bodybuilder, Calum Von Moger. If you aren’t into bodybuilding, then you probably wouldn’t have heard of him. But they didn’t just get some big guy off the street to fill the shoes of Arnold. Calum has an Instagram following of over 2.3 million. That and he has been known in some circles as Schwarzenegger 2.0 for his resemblance to the ‘god of bodybuilding’. The 27-year-old Los Angeles-based professional and champion bodybuilder hails from Australia, is 6’2 and comes in at 122 kg during his off-season. Calum isn’t new to the spotlight, but this will be his first foray into the big screen. He is also a brand ambassador for Cellucor and a fitness model.

 

 

Calum had previously stared in a heavy lifting documentary – Generation Iron, playing himself. The bodybuilder has been taking acting lessons to improve his accent for the role and will be off to Alabama, where the movie will be shot. The movie itself focuses on the inspirational tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement. How they battled anti-Semitism / racism as well as extreme poverty. How the brothers beat all odds to build an empire and inspire future generations. It’s a rags to riches story that made bodybuild into a recognized sport. The movie is going to be essential viewing for anyone that follows bodybuilding and has been said to be shaping up well. There is no official word yet on when the film will be actually released.

 

The film is directed by George Gallo, and also stars former Teen Wolf actors Tyler Hoechlin and Colton Haynes. 

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