American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland already has an impressive string of titles attached to her name — memoirist, fitness inspiration, and groundbreaking ballerina. Now she can add “subject of a Lifetime Movie” to that ever-growing list. (The American dream.)
Deadline Hollywood reports that New Line Cinema optioned a movie adaptation of her memoir Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina. (For a refresher, check out the Cut’s interview from earlier this year.) The movie, which chronicles Copeland’s historic ballet career, promises to be an inspirational combination of two fantastic movie tropes: achievement in dance and overcoming great obstacles. It might be too early to say it, but this has the potential to be my favorite Lifetime movie since 1996’s Mother May I Sleep With Danger.