Fact can often be more incredible than fiction, especially when sport is involved. Stories of redemption and overcoming the odds inspire the competitor within us and also make for great entertainment.
The latest rags-to-riches tale getting the big-screen treatment is the Jesse Holley story. Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures is producing the project from a script by Trouble with the Curve scribe Randy Brown.
Holley had a poverty stricken upbringing and was working as a security guard before he won the football reality show 4th and Long and received a contract with the Dallas Cowboys as a wide receiver. He then caught this 77-yard pass to set to set up an overtime victory over the 49ers.
Oscar winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, who gave us the excellent gridiron documentary Undefeated, are slated to direct the movie.
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