A docudrama following the world's leading bodybuilders as they train and compete for the coveted Mr. Olympia title. Generation Iron examines the professional sport of bodybuilding today and gives the audience front row access to the lives of the top seven bodybuilders (from around the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Japan, and Germany) in the sport as they train to compete in the world's most premiere bodybuilding stage - Mr. Olympia. official plot version from generation-iron.com
- The film gives front row access to the lives of the top seven bodybuilders in the sport, including Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Branch Warren and Dennis Wolf. Mickey Rourke narrates the film, with appearances by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Jay Cutler.
- Jerome Gary, producer of the cult classic Pumping Iron, which helped make Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name, was also tapped to executive produce.