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Julia Roberts is turning the Batkid story into a feature film

Back in 2013, the Make-A-Wish foundation treated a 5-year-old with leukemia to an elaborate adventure across San Francisco in which he became Batkid—a non-canonical sidekick of The Dark Knight—and saved the city from The Penguin and The Riddler. It was very touching, and for one precious day, the world was allowed to actually feel good about something. Filmmaker Dana Nachman even made a documentary about it, which will allow future generations to also feel good about the one time humanity did something nice for somebody.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where Hollywood exists, which means everything that ever happens ever has to be made into a movie. That brings us to Julia Roberts, who has just signed a deal to adapt the aforementioned documentary—Batkid Beginsinto a regular non-documentary movie. Roberts will reportedly produce and star in the film, even though she’s not Batman or a 5-year-old kid. We’re not sure what the actual story for this will look like, since it seems to only make sense as a documentary, but we’ll let Julia Roberts figure that part out. We just hope her movie ends up being good, because people are going to be pissed if she tarnishes the legacy of Batkid in any way.

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