No, Lifetime Is Not Involved: A Biopic On Misty Copeland’s Already Accomplished Life Is Coming To Theaters
It is indeed the year of the biopic. So many people’s stories are being shared, and one that is very inspiring to us and coming to a theater near you soon is the story of the rise of ballerina Misty Copeland.
According to Deadline, New Line Cinema is in the process of doing a film that will be adapted from Copeland’s best-selling memoir, Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina. The story (with a script that will be written by Stephanie Allain and Lenore Kletter) will reportedly follow Copeland’s life as she started training to be a ballerina at a late age, 13 years old to be exact, and her mother’s struggle to make ends meet. The film will also chronicle her time living with a sponsor family while she worked to achieve her dreams in dance school, the bitter custody battle that took place between the family that took her in and her mother (and Copeland’s attempts to be emancipated), and her eventual accomplishment of being one of the first African-American female soloists for the American Ballet Theatre. By the way, Copeland is preparing to be the first black ballerina to lead in the production of Swan Lake for the theatre, starting next month.
Copeland will be a consultant on the film, and according to Deadline, filmmakers will seek out a young girl to play her, focusing on her story from age 13 to her late teens.
Copeland’s life definitely sounds like a movie, and we’re hoping that the upcoming film will do her story justice.