According to reports today, Darren Aronofsky is in talks to team up with Channing Tatum for a Sony Pictures Biopic of Evel Knievel.
Titled Pure Evel, the studio is hiring Scott Silver write the first draft, and then work with Aronofsky on a second draft with the plan that the Black Swan director will then strap himself into the director’s chair.
Born Robert Craig Knievel, the stuntman became a household name in the 1970s for his nationally televised motorcycle jumps.
Ever the showman, Knievel became recognizable for his use of a Stars-and-Stripes getup and was known for his 433 broken bones. At the height of his celebrity, he gained endorsements from Harley-Davidson and a toy line by the Ideal Toy Co. Knievel died in 2007 at 69.