An NFL team hired a cheerleader who is 42-years-old. That means everyone who claims agism exists must be a liar. You can’t argue with the facts.
New Line will make a biopic about the NFL‘s oldest cheerleader ever, Laura Vikmanis, who worked her ass off so she could shake her ass off for the Cincinnati Bengals. The studio bought the pitch by Emily Cook and Kath Greenberg, who wrote Ratatouille, arguably Pixar‘s best film, and Gnomeo & Juliet, which is… well, Gnomeo & Juliet.
Vikmanis was rightfully upset when her husband bailed on her for a younger woman, leaving her with two teenage kids. Once a dancer, she decided to try out for the Bengals squad and failed. No doubt that scene will be full of nice, encouraging 21-year-olds who won’t make fun of her at all. But after a year-long training montage, Vikmanis returned for vengeance, and vengeance she received, in the form of getting on the team and being happy about that.
The film will be produced by Richard and Lauren Shuler Donner. (Hollywood Reporter)