WEEK IN WOMEN: Nzingha Stewart to helm Misty Copeland biopic – Brandy McDonnell reports

The biopic of the first African-American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre is to be helmed by a woman of color. Nzingha Stewart will direct the New Line feature Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, an adaptation of famed ballerina Misty Copeland’s compelling best-selling memoir of the same name.

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