Misty Copeland has made history by becoming the first African-American principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre. Since then, the ballerina has had a Barbie and book deals, as well a documentary about her life, now it looks as if she is going to Hollywood.
New Line Cinema is creating a biopic of Misty Copeland’s life entitled, “Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.” The film is based off of Misty’s bestselling memoir of the same name. Gregory Allen Howard, screenwriter for “Remember the Titans” will adapt the book into a screenplay. This film will focus on the dancer’s teenage years as she began ballet at age 13 while living with her mother and siblings in a welfare motel.
No word yet as to who will be cast to play the lead or a release date.