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.