The life of former WWE Divas Champion and bestselling author AJ Lee is getting made into a TV show, according to a press release sent out by Lee's website. Lee, whose non-carny name is AJ Mendez, published an autobiography, Crazy is my Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, Breaking the Rules, and Breaking the Acceptable Character Limit of a Book Title, earlier this year, and it's already been picked up for a TV show by the producers of Nat Geo's Genius. Not even Robert Kirkman gets his books made into TV shows that quickly!
Here's what the book's about:
"Crazy is my Superpower" intricately details Mendez's harrowing struggle to understand her demons and the mental illness diagnosis that helped her gain control over her life, and how she harnessed that strength to become an internationally-beloved professional wrestling superstar (known as AJ Lee). The three-time WWE champion fought against stereotypes, forced the men in her industry to view her with respect and inspired millions of fans with her fierce independent streak.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to work with this team to turn "Crazy is My Super Power" into a scripted show," said Mendez. "This is a story about the power of female strength and our incomparable ability to survive, persist and overcome. I knew that I would need partners that connected to that message, and [executive producers] Jeff [Fisher] and Sam [Sokolow]'s bold vision was a perfect fit. I can't wait to get started."
No word on a writer or cast yet, but that shouldn't stop you from fancasting in the comments. Bonus: for the first time ever, it's actually appropriate to suggest pro wrestlers for a movie or TV show cast!
More info here at the press release.