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Things We Saw Today: Ballerina Misty Copeland’s Life Story Is Getting a Movie Adaptation


New Line Cinema has just acquired Misty Copeland’s autobiography, Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, to adapt into a biopic about her life story. Gregory Allen Howard of Remember the Titans has signed on to adapt the book into a screenplay. (via Deadline, image via Flickr)

  • Tensions at Marvel Studios, rumored to have unfolded between Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter, have been a popular topic of speculation for quite some time. Today, the Russo Brothers opened up veeery slightly about how those tensions impacted their experience of directing Captain America: Civil War. Joe Russo put it this way: “I think that there were years when Kevin was absorbing the pain inflicted on the company.” Apparently these days the situation is”much healthier, happier.” (via THR)
  • This fan-made comic featuring Bart from The Simpsons, Chris from Family Guy, and Bobby from King of the Hill is a completely serious, grim reflection of what it would actually be like to have grown up with someone like Homer Simpson or Peter Griffin for a father. Hank Hill was clearly the superior dad of this trio, since Bobby seems to have turned out great. Content warning for discussions of abuse. I can’t believe I’m saying that about a fan comic of cartoons, but you’ll get it when you read it.
  • Physicists have just uncovered a new mystery about how magnetism works, specifically with regard to space weather patterns caused by geomagnetic storms. One of these days, we’ll finally figure out how magnets really work. (via Gizmodo)
  • Want to piece together a cosplay of The Falcon? You could start with this cool bionic bird toy as the basis for building your own Redwing!

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