Dax Shepard has apparently been using his self-isolating time at home to watch some Netflix.
That seemed to be the case when he took to Twitter on Wednesday to write about Joe Exotic, subject of the Netflix documentary series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness”, about an eccentric zoo-owner sent to prison for conspiring to have a rival zoo-owner murdered.
“If I don’t get cast as Joe Exotic in the eventual biopic, Hollywood is broken,” Shepard wrote.
Apparently Shepard isn’t the only celeb to be watching the show. “Um, step aside pal,” wrote actor Edward Norton. “You’re way to young and buff and you know it.”
Shepard responding by promising to “go ‘Machinest’ for this,” referencing Christian Bale losing 60 pounds to play the emaciated character in “The Machinest”.
Beth Behrs of “The Neighborhood”, “Saturday Night Live” cast member Mikey Day and former “Sex and the City” star Willie Garson all agreed that Shepherd was born to play Joe Exotic.
Comedian Dane Cook then chimed in, joking that he “already got asked but I’m sure there is a villain role supporting me we could slot you in,” adding the hashtag #howdareyou.
Former “Scrubs” star Zach Braff pitched himself for the made-up role of Exotic’s “Jewish twin brother.”
One of Shepard’s followers asked if he’d be able to get an interview with Exotic (whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage). “I WANT TO!!!” Shepard responded in all caps.
Then, actor Justin Long joined in the discussion, suggesting comedian Jim Gaffigan play Baghavan “Doc” Antle, then the two can “sit next to each other at the oscars!” Shepard responded by suggesting Channing Tatum be cast as Exotic’s “toothless first husband.”
Finally, Shepard laid down the gauntlet by reposting a Photoshopped image of his face superimposed on a photo of Exotic.
In any case, Netflix looks to be onboard.