Good news is here for the fans of breathtaking and dangerous stunts as “The Wrestler” and “Black Swan” fame director Darren Aronofsky is all set to make a biopic on one of the greatest icons, daredevil Evel Knievel and to play the character of that legendary figure, Channing Tatum’s name is coming to light. Read on!
It seems Tatum, who has a dream of playing a stuntman, is finally receiving what he was longing for years. The actor who received many round of applause for his films like “Magic Mike” and “21 Jump Street,” is currently waiting for the release of his films, “The Hateful Eight” and “Hail, Caesar!,” and has recently said yes for Fox’s “Gambit.”
It was also reported by The Hollywood Reporter that the “White House Down” star will also co-produce the movie with Sony Pictures. Scott Silver of “The Fighter” and “8 Mile” fame will re-write the script, which was originally written by Reid Carolin, whereas the distribution part will be handled by Columbia Pictures.
Not only this, Film 44, Trigger Street, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Lucawill will also be a part of the biopic’s production team, revealed The Tracking Board. It was also mentioned that Knievel’s life story will be taken by the book titled “Life Of Evel” which was released in 2008 by Stuart Barker.
With more than 75 jumps to his name, Knievel was introduced to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999. Guinness Book of World Records has entered Knievel’s name under the “most bones broken in a lifetime” survivor category as he suffered around 433 bone fractures all through his career. The star died at the age of 69 as he was suffering from pulmonary disease in 2007.
Though the movie and Tatum’s name for it were under consideration since 2012, no final confirmation has yet been received from the side of the start. But one thing is sure that the project will rock the floors. So, be prepared for an amazing experience. Till then, keep reading this space for more updates.
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