Las Vegas Magic Show Duo ‘Siegfried and Roy’ to Get Biopic Treatment

International Correspondent Nick Vivarelli from Variety wrote a great feature about Sigfried and Roy’s upcoming biopic treatment.

Read an excerpt below or check out the original article here


ROME — The German-American duo known as Siegfried and Roy, whose magic show with its trademark white tigers was one of the oldest and most popular in Las Vegas for more than two decades, will be getting the biopic treatment.

“The life work of Siegfried and Roy derives from an almost inexhaustible store of energy and creativity,” he added. “This is the story of two men who set new, never-repeated standards in the tough world of show business.”

“Covering all their successes, desires and dreams is a wonderful gift that comes with a special set of challenges for me as a director,” said Stoelzl, who noted that “working out how to present their stage shows” will pose a particular challenge, as well as “depicting the unbelievable physical control and speed with which they worked with the big cats.”

Pixomondo, the VFX outfit that works on “Game of Thrones,” will handle visual effects.

The Siegfried and Roy biopic marks UFA fiction’s latest project with international scope, following “Generation War,” “Naked,” and Cold War-set series “Deutschland 83,” which has sold to more than 50 territories and won several prizes.