New Film Will Chronicle Choreographer George Balanchine's Life

News   New Film Will Chronicle Choreographer George Balanchine's Life
 
George Balanchine, the ballet choreographer who ventured onto Broadway to stage Babes in Arms, On Your Toes and the Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, will be the subject of a film biography, being produced by Mike Karz and Bill Bindley of Gulfstream Pictures, according to Deadline Hollywood.

David K. Israel's screenplay will be based on Elizabeth Kendall’s 2013 book, "Balanchine & the Lost Muse: Revolution & the Making of a Choreographer."

Neither casting nor a release date was announced.

The film reportedly will focus on the Russian-born Balachine's early life. According to Deadline, "Set against the backdrop of the Russian revolution, the film tells the coming-of-age story of Balanchine, during his tenure at Mariinsky Theater and school where he met his muse, Leda Ivanova."

Balanchine dancer Zipporah Karz is executive producer.

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