Ever wanted to see a movie about ESPN? Not really?
We weren't too sure about it either. And then we thought, did anyone want to see a Facebook movie when it was announced?
Not only that, but two of the producers from The Social Network are bringing the ESPN origin story (32 years in the making) called Those Guys Have All The Fun to the big screen. So our faith in this project is a little more grounded with this news behind it!
Here's a bit about it:
The rivalries, vices and abundance of secrets that were byproducts of the network's rapid rise were detailed in the tell-all oral history, "Those Guys Have All The Fun," released this year by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, and now, those backstage stories, finally exposed in print, will come to light on the big screen, too. Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox is closing in on a deal to grab the film rights to the book, with Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Julie Yorn producing.
It actually sounds like it could be incredible.
We'll hold complete judgment, though, until we hear who they get to write, direct, and star!
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