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VIDEO: HBO releases first trailer for Andre The Giant documentary

Coming off the premiere of ESPN's 30 for 30 on Ric Flair, HBO has released a brief first look at their Andre The Giant documentary.

The project was officially announced this past February, with HBO partnering with WWE and Ringer Films on it. Bill Simmons, who is an executive producer on the film, has frequently cited a documentary on Andre's life and career as being at the top of his wish list since he was with ESPN and was involved in the creation of the 30 for 30 series.

The documentary is officially titled "Andre The Giant." The short 40-second trailer features footage of Andre, with The Ringer's David Shoemaker calling him a god, the biggest celebrity in the world, and saying he was both a real human and a mythological figure.

Jason Hehir is the director of the film, which will debut on HBO in spring 2018. Patric Laprade also worked on the project and appeared on Wrestling Observer Radio this week to discuss Andre and the book he's co-writing on him.

Click play below to watch the trailer for the documentary: