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Prima Ballerina: Misty Copeland Story Coming to the Big Screen

Pardon us while we pirouette with joy.  We are too excited about a Deadline exclusive report that New Line has acquired Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina. This biopic, all about one of our favorite dancing dynamos Misty Copeland, is set to be adapted from her best-selling biography by none other than the writer of Remember the Titans, Gregory Allen Howard.  (Pssst, he’s a brotha.)  Sometimes we get nervous about how our stories will be told, but we are feeling like Copeland’s inspirational ascent is in good hands.   From Deadline:

“Though best known for scripting the uplifting gridiron integration tale, Howard is a life-long dance aficionado….He takes this assignment as his Harriet Tubman feature script moves toward a January production start…”

 

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