For quite a while (at least since July 2012) Channing Tatum has been putting together a biopic of daredevil Evel Knievel. Now he may have found a director for the film, as Deadline reports that Noah and Black Swan helmer Darren Aronofsky is circling the film.
He hasn’t signed on yet, and knowing the idiosyncratic director, he may want to mold it a little more in a direction that suits him before he officially decides to helm.
Evel was born Robert Craig Knievel, the stuntman became a household name in the 1970s for his nationally televised motorcycle jumps. Ever the showman, Knievel became recognizable for his use of a Stars-and-Stripes getup and the fact he broke 433 bones. He died in 2007 at the age of 69.
He became a legend to those growing up in the 70s and 80s, which perhaps explains both Channing and Darren’s interest.