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Julia Roberts Is Turning Batkid’s Story Into A Movie So We’ll Be Crying For Years To Come

Batkid Forever


BatkidIt’s already a documentary premiering at Sundance this weekend, but the story of Batkid just ain’t quitting: Mega-movie star Julia Roberts has bought the rights to said documentary and it’s said that she’s planning on making it into a major (non-documentary) feature film. Batkid will be saving the city for years to come.

Roberts is producing the film alongside her producing partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill. She’s also attached to star — probably not as Batkid (obviously/sorry), but /Film suggests she could fit in as Make-A-Wish’s San Francisco chapter director Patricia Wilson, who put the whole delightful shebang together back in 2013.

Batkid swept the nation when 5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott’s wish to be a superhero was granted in pretty much the most adorable, epic way possible — AKA a way that involved a nice chunk of San Francisco and also the world. From Make-A-Wish recollection of the stats, via Clever Girls Collective:

People who RSVP’d to volunteer via our website: 16,077
Estimated size of the crowd at City Hall: approximately 20,000
Number of #SFBatkid/#Batkid tweets generated (through Sunday 11/17): 545,576
% of all tweets coming from outside US: 13%
Number of countries where Batkid was discussed: 117
Total tweets: 555,697
% of all tweets that were deemed “positive”: 96%
Total Twitter Potential Reach: 777,453,544
Total Twitter Potential Impressions: 1,816,783,718
Number of Instagram photos with #SFBatkid: 16,000
Total Instagram potential reach: 19.5 million
Total Instagram potential impressions: 23.6 million
Number of hits per second to all Make-A-Wish websites during peak: 1,400
Number of staff in the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area office: 23 full time; 4 part time
Number of wishes granted by our chapter each year: approximately 350
Overall Social Impressions: 1,840,577,475
*Numbers source: Clever Girls Collective

You can see the trailer for the documentary (Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World) below.

(via /Film) (Image via KTF Films)

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