This year has certainly been one of many biopics. With the production of several big name projects already in the works, such as the Aaliyah, Whitney Houston and N.W.A. made-for-TV movies, production companies are clamoring for the next big story. Now, Deadline reports that famed American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland has landed a tell all flick of her own with New Line Cinemas.
“In what’s shaping up to be The Blind Side set in the dance world, the film will chronicle Copeland’s striking rise to dance stardom. The late bloomer began training in ballet at age 13 while living in a welfare motel with her mother and siblings, learning so quickly she was dancing en pointe within months. She went from lessons at the local Boys & Girls Club to living part-time with a sponsor family while attending dance school. But as her ballet career escalated, so did a bitter custody battle between her mother and her host family,” Deadline reports.
The upcoming blockbuster, produced by Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot from Offspring Entertainment and Phil Sandaus is said to be based on Copeland’s best selling memoir Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.”
Following a plethora of closed doors and rejection letters, after endless dedication and hard work, Copeland became the second African American female soloist and first African American female soloist in two decades to dance with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.
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