“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy producers Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky are set to produce a feature film adaptation of the popular 2009 short film “The Butterfly Circus” for Court Five.
The original short followed a renowned circus troupe traveling through America at the height of the Great Depression. When the circus discovers a man without limbs (played by motivational speaker Nick Vujicic) being exploited at a carnival sideshow, he decides to join the troupe.
The short has been streamed forty million times, has nabbed three dozen festival awards, and has been subtitled or dubbed “The Butterfly Circus” into twenty-five different languages.
Like the short, Josh and Rebekah Weigel are penning the script for the feature which will be directed by Josh Weigel. The pair will also produce and filming aims to begin later this year.