From the Riverdance to silver screen: Michael Flatley’s life takes centre stage in upcoming biopic

Jun 18, 2023
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In a thrilling announcement for fans of Irish dance, renowned dancer and choreographer Michael Flatley is set to have his extraordinary life depicted on the silver screen in an upcoming biopic.

While details of the biopic, rumoured to be titled Dancelord, are limited the official synopsis of the film states: “For every transcendent moment onstage, Flatley endures grueling hours of pain and the loneliness of the road.”

“Taunted by the media and, at times, doubted by everyone but his fans, Flatley bounces back time and again, dancing from his heart well into middle age and transforming Irish dance forever,” the synopsis read.

Casting is set to begin shortly for the Lord of the Dance who has left an incredible mark on the world of dance with his mesmerising talent and innovative choreography.

Speaking about the upcoming project, Flatley expressed his excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to share his journey with a wider audience.

“I’m honored and humbled to be able to share my story with the world and confident that StoryFirst will deliver an inspirational and, hopefully, motivational message to people everywhere,” Flatley told Variety.

“If you work hard and follow your dreams, then nothing is impossible.”

As anticipation builds for the release of the biopic, fans around the world eagerly await the chance to relive the magic and witness the extraordinary life of the man who forever changed the landscape of dance.

“Cannot wait to see this. Your career has been just amazing, and with the popularity of your shows, skills and the music that was created for them, more and more younger generations are discovering the beauty of dance. Thank you for all you’ve done,” one fan wrote.

“Super ecstatic for you! You truly are the BEST! Can’t wait to see this.”

“Congratulations, Michael! This is truly awesome news. I’m sure it will be an inspiring show,” commented another.

“I was recently thinking there there needs to be a biopic about the genius that Michael Flatley is and now I’m gonna get my wish. Excited!”

“Wow! I’ve been waiting for something like this.”

In addition to the wonderful news about his upcoming biopic, Flatley recently delighted his fans with the announcement that he is “on the mend” following surgery for an “aggressive cancer”.

The 64-year-old took to social media to update fans on his recovery, offering his appreciation for all the messages of love and support he had received following his diagnosis.

“Thank you to everyone around the world for your love and prayers . I am overwhelmed by your kindness. I have been released from hospital and am on the mend,” he wrote.

After initially offering their best wishes and prayers for Flatley, following the news of his diagnosis, fans enjoyed a collective sigh of relief following the good news.

“Michael that’s great news. Holding you high in my thoughts. There’s a lot of love out there for you, I’m sure Many agree. Please rest well,” one fan wrote.

“The best news for today! I’m so grateful for you!”

“Sending you support and strength on your onward healing journey.”

“The best news to hear! Sending you every good wish for a speedy recovery Michael. Always in our thoughts and Prayers,” commented another.

“I read this just after my dance class and I am so happy!! Get well soon!!!!”

Flatley originally broke the devastating news that he had undergone surgery for the unspecified cancer in a post to Instagram on Wednesday, January 11.

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