Nureyev Biopic "Dancer" On The Way

By Garth Franklin Monday July 2nd 2012 06:10PM

Trudie Styler, Celine Rattray and Davide Azzolini are set to produce a film adaptation of Colum McCann's ballet story "Dancer" for Maven Pictures says Variety.

The book is essentially a biography of Russian dancer Rudolph Nureyev. Born during WWII, he defected at the age of 23 and became one of the best known dancers in the world before dying of AIDS in 1992.

McCann's book however tells Nureyev's story from the perspectives of those who knew him.