Tara Reid In Talks To Play Carole Baskin In ‘Tiger King’ Movie SpinoffPublished on May 19, 2020.
Tara Reid may be donning Carole Baskin’s signature flower crown in the upcoming live-action movie adaption of the Netflix docuseries Tiger King.
Reid is in talks with producers of the highly anticipated film to portray Baskin, the nemesis of Joe Exotic, her manager and business partner, Philippe Asheild, confirmed to PEOPLE.
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“We can’t say much other than she is being considered by the producers of the Tiger King production,” Ashfield said in a statement.
The 44-year-old actress is a fan of the hit Netflix docuseries and found it “extremely interesting,” Ashfield shared with Page Six. “She feels she could get into the character of Carole Baskin very well … and she has a similar look to [Baskin],” he added.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness docuseries focused on the long-standing, increasingly bitter rivalry between Joseph Maldonado-Passage (also known as Joe Exotic), the now-imprisoned founder of an exotic animal park in Oklahoma, and Baskin, who runs an exotic big-cat sanctuary, Big Cat Rescue, in Citrus Park, Florida.
Although information about the upcoming live-action spinoff has yet to be released, there are several other Tiger King adaptions in the pipeline.
Universal Content Productions is set to adapt the Wondery podcast Joe Exotic in a scripted series starring Kate McKinnon as animal rights activist Baskin. The series is still in development, according to TVLine and has no network or streaming platform attached to the project yet.
Nicolas Cage has also signed on to star on an eight-episode scripted Tiger King spinoff series that follows the life of the eccentric zookeeper according to Variety. The Cage-led series, produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios, is based on the Texas Monthly article “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild,” by Leif Reigstad. The series will follow Exotic as he fights to keep his zoo open.