Channing Tatum’s in-development Evel Knievel biopic just got kicked up a notch. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Black Swan” and “Noah” director Darren Aronofsky is in talks to direct the film, which will star Tatum as the iconic ’70s motorcycle daredevil.
Whether or not he directs the film, Aronofsky’s impact will most likely be felt on the film. Scott Silver (“The Fighter”) has been brought onto the project to do a complete rewrite of the script. Silver will reportedly work closely with Aronofsky on the script, a move that could lead to the director signing on to helm the picture.
The biopic, which is now going by the name “Pure Evel,” has started to receive more support from studio Sony Pictures. They’ve secured the rights to a number of Evel Knievel biographies, including the titular “Pure Evel” and Stuart Baker’s “Life of Evel: Evel Knievel.”
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