Wild comic Andy Dick will play Joe Exotic in his latest project — a “Tiger King” sendup called “Tiger Dick.”
The upcoming mockumentary series centers on Dick filming an Exotic biopic with himself in the lead role and as an “unstable version of himself between takes,” according to a release.
Footage from the project shows Dick as an outrageously spot-on Exotic, while also being a behind-the-scenes diva. His real-life comedy act collaborator Paris Dylan co-stars as Exotic’s tattooed, toothless former flame John Finlay. There are rumors that an ex-“SNL” star could make an appearance as Exotic’s nemesis Carole Baskin.
The series is being produced by Dick and Dylan, with Wild7 Films’ Kyle Stefanski and Mike Hermosa. Danny A. Abeckaser is helping shepherd the project, which is now being shopped to streaming services.
In April, pictures of Dick dressed as Exotic surfaced, though it was unclear why at the time. Nic Cage is starring in an Exotic biopic in development at Amazon, while Kate McKinnon is playing Baskin in a rival “Tiger King” series at NBC.
Off-screen, Dick continues to have his issues — from facing charges for allegedly groping a driver in LA, to wanting to testify in New Orleans against a man he says attacked him after a show.