The story of Las Vegas tiger tamers Siegfried & Roy is headed to television as a miniseries, Deadline.com reports, with Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn on board as executive producers via their S&R Enterprises.
Philipp Stozl, who directed “The Physician,” will helm the project for Germany’s UFA Fiction.
“The pair met on a cruise ship in 1960 and developed their first joint show, driven by a shared passion for the art of magic and illusion,” Deadline notes. “From 1990, they headlined Vegas’ Mirage Hotel featuring their trademark white tigers in the show. In 2003, the artists’ career was brought to an abrupt halt when Roy was critically injured by one of the animals; this will all be covered in the mini.”