Julia Roberts To Produce And Star In Batkid Movie

January 25, 2015 11:05 AM

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With Hollywood constantly doing “reboots” and “reimaginings”, it’s no surprise that when a unique story comes along, an established star will want to grab up the rights quickly. Via Deadline, Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts has recently closed a deal to adapt the documentary Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World — the true story of cancer survivor Miles Scott, whose wish to be Batkid for a day touched the heart of millions.

Miles Scott was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia (a cancer of the white blood cells characterized by an excess of lymphoblasts) at the age of 18 months. While going through chemotherapy, Miles became fascinated with superheroes because they were crimefighters who always won in the end. When t...

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