Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black has been selected by Paramount Television to write an event series based on A. Scott Berg's biography "Lindbergh."
Black has had great success with biopic screenplays, winning the Academy Award in 2009 for his screenplay for "Milk," about gay activist Harvey Milk. He then wrote the screenplay for Clint Eastwood's 2011 J. Edgar Hoover biopic "J. Edgar."
Berg's biography about aviator Charles Lindbergh was published in 1998 and won the Pulitzer Prize for biography the following year.
The series will chart Lindbergh's life and career as an aviator, inventor, explorer and celebrity.
In a statement, Black said: "In Lindbergh's story, we have the very first case of a worldwide media sensation. He was an American daredevil, innovator, record breaker and icon, but he was far from perfect."
In 1927 Lindbergh became a worldwide sensation by making the first solo, nonstop flight from the U.S. to France.
In 1932, he was in the news for a very different reason when his infant son, Charles Jr., was kidnapped and murdered, in what was later dubbed the "Crime of the Century."
The series will be executive produced by Berg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Killoran and Kevin McCormick.
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