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Serling biopic in the works

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Jul 04, 2011 | 7:15am EDT

The TV pioneer, who famously created and voiced the opening/closing sequences of the hit sci-fi series, is to be the focus of a new film telling his life story from his days as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army to his rise in the entertainment industry.

The project is being developed with his widow, Carol, with a script by Wall Street co-writer Stanley Weiser.

Producer/director Andrew Meieran tells Deadline.com, "Rod Serling was one of the true visionaries in television history. He single-handedly broke the mold and established television as a powerful artistic medium capable of changing the world when used wisely."

Serling died in 1975 at the age of 50.

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