Epic Beard Man's viral video becomes 'Bad Ass' with Danny Trejo
Hollywood already decided to make Hobo With a Shotgun, a Grindhouse-style movie starring Rutger Hauer based on a fake trailer from Quentin Tarantino's double feature with Robert Rodriguez, but now Tinseltown has gone a step further: They've made a movie based on the viral video of Epic Beard Man.
You may know the character as Thomas Bruso, a 67-year-old Vietnam vet who hammered a black man's face on an Oakland, Calif., bus after a heated argument in which the alleged victim, known as Michael, taunted Bruso and got his comeuppance (watch that video here). Never bait a man on a bus wearing an "I AM A MOTHER F---ER" t-shirt.
Now Bruso's story has become legend, earning him his name and a movie called Bad Ass, starring B-movie superstar Danny Trejo, also 67, in the title role. It also has Ron Perlman and Charles S. Dutton, and is proof that these days, execs will make a movie about anything. The big difference is that the movie is about a Mexican American beating a white man. Watch that trailer above and tell us you don't want to see that. Our only question: Who's going to play Amber Lamps?