7 better actors to play Joe Exotic in the upcoming Tiger King mini-series

It's been five years since the Netflix documentary series about Joe Exotic came out. Wait... let me check my notes... last year? Well, it certainly feels like it's been that long.

The Hollywood cycle is catching up, and we're finally getting a dramatized version of the story, long after anyone still really cares about it. Here's the details from Variety:

The Joe Exotic series coming to NBC, Peacock, and USA Network has crowned its “Tiger King.” John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) has been cast as Joe Exotic, opposite Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin, in a limited series based on the real-life rivals of the big cat world who shot to fame following Netflix’s early-pandemic docuseries hit.

Variety reports that the Joe Exotic limited series starring Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin has cast John Cameron Mitchell to play the titular “Tiger King” himself. Mitchell will play Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel, the convicted felon and big cat owner in Oklahoma whose rivalry with Carole Baskin, the owner of Big Cat Rescue would become the subject of many a podcast and TV series...

That's not a bad cast, but it could be spiced up a little bit. Here's who I'd like to see play Joe:

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