Story of Laura Vikmanis, Oldest NFL Cheerleader, Heading to Big Screen
New Line has picked up the story of Vikmanis, acquiring her life rights as well as a pitch by screenwriters Emily Cook and Kathy Greenberg, whose credits include "Gnomeo & Juliet" and "Ratatouille," according to according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Vikmanis first tried out for the Cincinnati Bengals' Ben-Gals at age 39 after her husband left her. The trainer, registered dietitian and mother of two failed to make the squad but spent the next year improving her fitness and working on routines, landing a spot in 2009.
"She is a 42-year-old in a sea of 20-year-olds," Cook told The Hollywood Reporter. "And she proved you can reinvent yourself at any age."
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.
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