There’s something about ballerina Misty Copeland the world just can’t get enough of, which is why there’s currently a movie being developed about her life. Remember the Titans writer Gregory Allen Howard is reportedly set to adapt a biopic based off of Misty’s best-selling 2014 autobiography, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.
Misty’s book explores her journey from dancing to Mariah Carey songs in her youth to becoming the first African-American woman to ever be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, one of the world’s leading ballet companies.
This probably won’t come as a challenge for Gregory, who has a history of turning sports films into Hollywood gold. If you saw Muhammad Ali‘s 2001 biopic starring Will Smith, Gregory is one of the people to thank for that. According to Deadline, the Princeton University graduate has a passion for dance and is no stranger to watching a popular performance at renowned ballet companies. Gregory is also currently working on a project about Harriet Tubman.
An official release date for Misty’s biopic has not been announced. If you’re eager to get to know Misty a little bit more, check out the trailer to her 2015 documentary, A Ballerina’s Tale, below.