A few weeks ago, we did a spot light article on Laura Vikmanis, the NFL's oldest cheerleader called "NFL's Oldest Cheerleader Finds Fun After 40"
. This 42 year old's life story is so inspiring that Emily Cook and Kathy Greenberg, co-writers who have a list of credentials such as Ratatouille and Gnomeo and Juliet brought it to New Line Cinema. New Line Cinema immediately bought the rights to the story and will be turning it into a film.
Laura Vikmanis, mother of two teenage daughters, was a 39 year old divorcee who's husband had left her for a younger woman. According to an interview with the LA Times, she was sitting at a Bangles game with her sister commenting how Vikmanis needed to find something to make her happier and inspiration struck! With her past dance experience, why not be a cheerleader?
The first time she tried out she was rejected, but this didn't stop her. She put her nose to the grindstone and came back for tryouts the following year and made the team. Her fellow cheerleaders
all agree that she has been an inspirational asset to the squad and has become a motherly figure to them. Talk about the definition of a cheer mom!
In conclusion, this looks to be a heartwarming film that will leave you feeling inspired. After all, Laura Vikmanis is an inspiration to all, showing all generations that no matter your age, you should love what you do!
If you want to know the full story of Laura Vikmanis and her story in breaking stereotypes on age and becoming NFL oldest cheerleader, check out the video!