I honestly can’t tell if Hollywood is trolling me or if this is real. But here’s the official trailer for “Bad Ass,” a Hollywood fictionalized story based on the 2010 viral video the Epic Beard Man.
The film stars Danny Trejo, Ron Perlman and Charles S Dutton, and tells the story of a decorated Vietnam hero who returns home only to get shunned by society leaving him pennyless and loveless. It’s not until forty years later when an incident on a public bus — where he protects an elderly black man from a pair of skin heads — makes him a local hero where he’s suddenly celebrated once again.
From what I know, the real Epic Beard Man AKA Thomas Bruso AKA Vietnam Tom had apparently sold his life story to Hollywood so this is a legitimate film. While some things may have been drastically altered or embellished, the parallels are the same.