The Headline: ANDREW OYE'S IFBB PRO LEGENDS REPORT: HOLLYWOOD ACTOR, IFBB PRO LOU FERRIGNO RETURNS TO PORTRAYING HERO ROLE AS LEAD STAR OF NEW 'LIBERATOR' SERIESThe Item:
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Recently Announced: Widely known as the monstrous, green hero in the 70s TV series "The Incredible Hulk," actor and retired IFBB Pro Lou Ferrigno, 60, returns to the role of action hero as the lead character in a forthcoming series called "Liberator." The introductory, short film presentation for "Liberator" wrapped filming in Los Angeles in June. Over the weekend, the bodybuilding icon promoted the new project at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California.The "So What?":
Co-writer and Executive Producer Jim Cirile says, "'Liberator' is about a washed-up, disgraced ex-superhero (played by Lou Ferrigno) whose secret black ops past comes back to haunt him as he tries to get his life back together. It is a very real-world take on what being a superhero in the employ of the U.S. government would really be like in this day and age. 'Liberator' also stars Peta Wilson ("La Femme Nikita"), Michael Dorn ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"), action star Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, and the legendary Ed Asner."Andrew Oye's Verdict:
The 6'5", 285-pound, 2-time Mr. Universe -- whose rivalry with 7-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger was captured in the 1977 bodybuilding documentary film "Pumping Iron" -- went on to portray heroic, larger-than-life characters in projects like "The Adventure of Hercules" and "Sinbad of the Seven Seas." Ferrigno is ready to play the action lead again.
My upcoming MUSCLE INK Magazine sports-entertainment feature interview with Lou Ferrigno and the creators of "Liberator" conveys their hope that Hollywood will embrace a mature superhero with a ton of heart and tail-kicking ability. "I love this character," says Ferrigno. "I have a strong feeling this will be successful because there's nothing like it."
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