Las Vegas entertainers Siegfried & Roy will be receiving a biopic mini-series. The project will be directed by The Physician’s Philipp Stölzl for Germany’s UFA Fiction. UFA Fiction co-CEO Nico Hofmann is serving as a producer and Jan Berger wrote the script.
“The image of Siegfried and Roy floating down onto the stage in their fantastical outfits, landing amidst a pack of snow-white tigers, has been burned into my mind since I was a boy,” Stölzl details. The ability to direct their life story “is a wonderful gift,” he adds.
Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Uwe Horn will act as executive producers in the project’s development. Their story is very cinematic, from their arrival to Las Vegas’ Mirage Hotel to Roy’s severe injury by one of their tigers. The stage magicians express how they are “thrilled and extremely honoured” for their forthcoming mini-series.
Deadline notes that it is not yet decided if Siegfried & Roy’s story will be told in German or English.