WWE Chris Benoit Biopic Crossface Was Shut Down by Benoit Family Says Son

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WWE Chris Benoit Biopic Crossface Was Shut Down by Benoit Family Says Son
Crossface, the planned biopic about notorious pro wrestler and double murderer Chris Benoit, has been shelved. According to Benoit's son David, who has pro wrestling ambitions of his own, the movie was scrapped after the Benoit family saw the screenplay.

As explained by David in a new interview with Chris Van Vliet, the filmmakers needed the family's permission to move forward with the Chris Benoit project, but the Benoits rejected the proposal as the movie would have depicted the infamous tragedy.

"There was a director, everything bro. We had to step in because they wanted to do the tragedy about how it all went down. So we said no," David explains, adding that the Benoit family even hired a lawyer to assist in getting the project shut down. He added: "They needed our permission. She sent us the script and then the end was the whole murder/suicide was gonna be all in it.
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