By Danielle Moskowitz

9/17/15

Oscar-nominated Darren Aronofsky is rumored to be on board to direct the Evel Knievel biopic that Channing Tatum is producing and starring in for Sony Pictures. Aronofsky is known for directing The Wrestler, Black Swan, and Noah. Tatum will be playing Evel Knievel. This seems like a likely fit since Tatum is known for playing action roles. Tatum has recently acted in Jupiter Ascending and Magic Mike XXL. Tatum is a huge fan of Knievel and for years now he has been trying to get a biopic of the stuntman off the ground. Tatum’s film will be based in Stuart Barker’s 2008 book Life of Evel. There are also recent reports that release how there is now a script for the film. Reid Carolin, Tatum’s producing partner, will be writing the script. Knievel was an American stuntman who became famous for his daring acts. He completed over 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps between 1965-1980. Knievel also performed a canyon jump across Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket and his jump into a tank full of sharks. As a result of all these dangerous acts, Knievel earned an entry in a Guinness Book of World Records for “most bones broken in a lifetime.” Knievel broke a total of 433 bones before dying in 2007. There is currently no release date for the untitled biopic.