Siegfried & Roy biopic to tell story of tiger-loving magicians

Siegfried And Roy

Las Vegas magicians Siegfried & Roy, famous for their work with exotic big cats, are to get their own biopic, it has been announced.

The German-born duo, whose full names are Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, starred in a long-running and highly successful stage show at Las Vegas’s Mirage Casino; they first started performing there in 1990, and the show was closed in 2003 after Horn was badly injured after an incident involving a white tiger during which he was bitten in the neck.

The project has been picked up by prolific German producer Nico Hofmann, and the director and writer of The Physician, Philipp Stölzl and Jan Berger, are on board. Siegfried & Roy themselves will executive produce the film.

“We’re thrilled and extremely honoured that Nico Hofmann – Germany’s leading producer – wants to film the story of our lives,” Fischbacher and Horn said in a statement. “We think we’ve found great partners in Nico, Philipp and Jan because they show a real understanding of us, our work and our career.”

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