Julia Roberts Joins ‘Batkid’ Movie As Star And Producer

January 26, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Batkid movie is coming to a theater soon thanks to Julia Roberts. Oscar-winning actress Jullia Roberts has announced that she plans to star and produce a movie based on the documentary called Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World, which followed 5-year-old Miles Scott. Scott aka Batkid is a cancer survivor, who with the help of Make-A-Wish Foundation, hundreds of volunteers including President Barack Obama, was able to transform San Francisco into Gotham City for a day.

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A Batkid movie is in the making and it will be produced by and star a Hollywood A-lister. Julia Roberts is set to make a Batkid movie after being moved by the documentary entitled Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World by Dana Nachman.

On Saturday, January 24th, Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World premiered at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The documentary, which was filmed in 2013, followed Batkid aka 5-year-old Miles Scott, who was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 18 months.

In November of 2013, Batkid with help from thousands of volunteers including Barack Obama and crew members of The Dark Knight who teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to transform San Francisco into Gotham City for a day.

Scott, who was dressed as Batman, received the key of the city from Mayor Ed Lee; he rode around in the Batmobile with police officers and caught numerous bad guys like The Riddler and the Penguin. The event went viral and half of million people (including numerous celebrities and politicians like Mr and Mrs Obama) in more than 117 countries tweeted their support for Batkid.

Batkid’s father, Nick Scott, explained in the documentary:

“One of his doctors told us that with his disease, they just become like a fighter, you know, they have to be. They fight for life.And so, I think he sees the ‘Good vs. Evil’ battle in superheroes and just relates to it.”

Dana Nachman, who received more than $100,000 from Kickstarter for the documentary, said the following about the Batkid movie:

“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.”

Batkid is doing well and is currently in first grade. What are your thoughts on the Batkid movie project?


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