It looks like WME is still going ahead and producing about the Chris Benoit murder-suicide incident.
New details are coming out about the upcoming Crossface biopic on Benoit and the murder-suicide in 2007. One writer has already quit the project over a storyline proposed by the producers.
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it’s reported that producers WME suggested that the film have scenes based on a conspiracy theory that WCW booker Kevin Sullivan was involved in the murders. One idea was to have a scene where Sullivan breaks into Benoit’s house, and the original screenwriter Richard O’Sullivan quit the project because he refused to write in speculation that Sullivan was the killer.
The conspiracy they’re referring to stemmed from Sullivan’s vow to have Benoit murdered in front of witnesses while both men were employed by World Championship Wrestling, after Benoit was banging Sullivan’s wife. Some corners of the internet have speculated that inconsistencies in the Benoit suicide-murders, along with Benoit upping his personal security in the weeks before, prove that Sullivan had Benoit and his family whacked.
In the real world, I find it hard to believe that WME would push this angle. How could anyone be so stupid to not see the lawsuit they’d be bringing upon themselves. Why don’t they just phone Sullivan and ask him how much he wants?
Unless they knew for sure they were right! If this movie goes ahead with this plot and Sullivan didn’t sue, boy, how guilty would that make him look.