Ballet prodigy Misty Copeland can now add biopic to a list of her accomplishments.
New Line Cinema has optioned the inspirational true story of ballet prodigy Misty Copeland, who fought against the odds to become the only the second African-American female soloist to dance with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Offspring Entertainment’s Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot alongside Phil Sandhaus will produce the feature film adapted from Copeland’s bestselling memoir “Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina”, which Stephanie Allain and Lenore Kletter are set to script. 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.
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