Last year Batkid stole our hearts, and Academy Award winner Julia Roberts is hoping to do it again with a new film that she will also produce. The Batkid film will tell the story of a 5-year-old leukemia patient, who after setting his sites on a lofty wish to be a superhero, saw thousands of people turn San Francisco into Gotham City. Among the volunteers to make it happen, the mayor of the city and President Obama himself.
The real Batkid is named Miles Scott (when he isn’t saving the city of course) and it was his wish that united over 20,000 people to create one amazing day. Once the internet found out about the event, Batkid became a worldwide sensation, and little Miles Scott saved Gotham and won a key to the city from Mayor Ed Lee.
In the film Julia Roberts will both star and produce, through Red Om Films, along and with Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill. Dana Nachman will executive produce the project.
“It’s thrilling to me that Ms. Roberts and her team watched our film and were so moved by it that they want to dedicate their time and creative capital to make sure the widest audience possible will know and love Miles’ story and the spirit of this intimate special event that went global, as much as we do,” said Nachman in a statement.
More information on the film, other stars and an eventual release-date will be announced when the film nears production.