WWE: Chris Benoit's Double Murder-Suicide to Be Re-Told in Biopic

Colonel SteeleAnalyst IDecember 3, 2011

NEW YORK - MARCH 11:  (FILE) Wrestler Chris Benoit attends a press conference to promote Wrestlemania XX at Planet Hollywood March 11, 2004 in New York City. Benoit, his wife Nancy and their son Daniel, 7-years-old, were found dead June 25, 2007 at their home in Georgia.  (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
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According to Whatculture, Chris Benoit's dark, final hours are set to hit the silverscreen in a new 'biographic thriller' (or, rather, a biopic) called Crossface. The movie, named after Benoit's popular finish manoeuvre, is currently in the process of being written and will begin filming late next year.

The film will be produced by SRG Films, who have bought out the rights to "Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit and the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry", a book by Matthew Randazzo which details the tragic events of that summer. It is one of the many books that touch on such a sensitive subject, and it has been pointed at as one of the best reads about the crimes undertaken.

The story of the Benoit Family Murders is one told many times before, and nearly always splits crowds down the middle; those condemning Benoit and those sympathizing with him.

On one weekend in June 2007, Chris Benoit pulled out of the upcoming pay-per-view, Vengeance: Night of Champions, where it was believed he was set to win the ECW Championship. It was initially announced that his wife, Nancy, and son, Daniel, were suffering from food poisoning. A couple of days later, news broke out that all three were found dead, and it was deemed a major crime scene.

Further investigation led to the ugly truth that the family man Chris Benoit had shockingly murdered his wife and son before taking his own life shortly afterwards. WWE attempted to distance themselves from Benoit, cutting all ties they had with him. However, they couldn't escape the vicious wrath of the media, which seemingly spent the next couple of months shaming the professional wrestling industry.

Crossface will hopefully take an unbiased view at the surrounding circumstances, taking into consideration how much damage Chris' brain withstood before he finally snapped. It will likely not only tell the tale of the homicide, but also the aforementioned whiplash that the WWE suffered.

The giant promotion itself has yet to comment on the subject, and is unlikely going to do so publicly. Once it's released, expect little to no footage from their archives.

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