Report: JULIA ROBERTS To Produce/Star in BATKID BEGINS

Julia Roberts in 'August: Osage County'
Julia Roberts in 'August: Osage County'
Credit: Weinstein Co
"Batkid Begins" Poster by Drew Struzan
"Batkid Begins" Poster by Drew Struzan
Credit: Deadline/KTF Films

Deadline reports Friday that Julia Roberts has bought the rights to produce and star in a feature film adapation of the documentary Batkid Begins, the story of Miles Scott's Make-A-Wish Foundation-sponsored-special day as Batkid and the media senstation that ensued. Details are sparse, but it would seam to be a "based on a true story" narrative film ala Blindside or Roberts' own Erin Brockovich.

Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World premieres January 24 at the Slamdance Film Festival. No theatrical or home video release date has been announced yet.

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