Former stuntman to tackle Evel Knievel biopic

Ric Roman Waugh became a movie set thrill-seeker after worshipping Knievel as a child and now the Felon writer/director has been given the chance to tell his hero’s life story on the big screen.

He’ll adapt Leigh Montville’s book The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil and Legend.

Waugh tells The Hollywood Reporter, “This is my Walk The Line (acclaimed Johnny Cash biopic). It’s less about the stunts and more about an exploration of a man who let nothing stand in the way of his quest for fame and glory – including his own mortality.”

No casting details had been announced as WENN went to press.