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Another biopic on the ballerina is coming to the big screen.

Sydney Scott
May, 13, 2016

The writer behind Remember the Titans, Gregory Allen Howard, has signed on for the task of adapting an upcoming biopic based on Misty Copeland's best-selling biography Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.

Life In Motion follows Copeland's journey to becoming the first African-American woman promoted to principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre.

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However, this won't be the first film about Copeland. 

Director Nelson George released A Ballerina's Tale in 2015, a documentary about Copeland's journey to the top.

A release date has not been set for the film.

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