Julia Roberts To Produce and Star in BATKID BEGINS

SLAMDANCE NEWS: As the excitement revs up in Park City, Submarine Entertainment announced today that Hollywood A-lister Julia Roberts has been attached to the remake rights to the new documentary BATKID BEGINS: THE WISH HEARD AROUND THE WORLD – A DANA NACHMAN FILM on the eve of its world premiere at Slamdance Film Festival.

Actress Julia Roberts nabs the rights to the feature film remake of Batkid Begins.

Miles Scott, cancer survivor, aka San Francisco Batkid was featured in his own documentary in 2014
Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts to the rescue. The actress will produce and star in the feature film version of Batkid the movie.

Roberts, will produce the film with partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill through their Red Om Films banner. She is to star in the feature remake of the real life story about how a Make-A-Wish event for Miles – a 5 year old boy diagnosed with leukemia – wanting to be Batman for a day turned into not only a citywide spectacle with over 25,000 San Francisco residents coming out to participate, but a worldwide phenomenon on social media with nearly 2 billion participants thanks to Mashable, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others.

The documentary’s director, Dana Nachman, will serve as Executive Producer along with Josh and Dan Braun of Submarine under Submarine’s new remake label Sub/Version that is launching at Sundance.  BATKID BEGINS… is Sub/Version’s first 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,” says filmmaker Nachman.

 will have its world premiere this Saturday, January 24 at noon in Park City at Slamdance Film Festival 2015, and all distribution rights for the documentary are currently available worldwide.

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