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Misty Copeland's Incredible Life Story Is Coming to the Big Screen

Misty Copeland's Incredible Life Story Is Coming to the Big Screen

By Patricia Garcia

After conquering the stage, Misty Copeland is now setting her sights on Hollywood. Copeland's journey to becoming the first African-American female principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre has been well documented: She released her best-selling memoir, "Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina," in 2014, and got the documentary treatment last year with "A Ballerina's Tale." Now her story is set to be adapted into a feature film, with Gregory Allen Howard (Remember the Titans) writing the screenplay.

Howard, "a lifelong dance aficionado," has just completed the script for "Harriet," the Harriet Tubman biopic that is slated for production in 2017. There's no news yet on who will be cast as the ballerina, but may we suggest going with the real deal? After all, who else will be able to pirouette as flawlessly as Copeland?

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