Legendary screenwriter Angelo Pizzo has signed on to write the script based on the ‘Maynard 8 Miles’ book.
Pizzo, who grew up in Bloomington, Ind., is best known for ‘Hoosiers’ and ‘Rudy.’ In his early years, Pizzo attended Indiana University and received his bachelor’s degree in political science, while later attended film school at the University of Southern California.
I really connected with Angelo, as our first meeting lasted around six hours.
“I loved Brian’s book and thought immediately that here was an opportunity to write a sports story from the female vantage point, something I’ve never done,” Pizzo said in a statement.
Since then, we have been in constant contact about the screenplay.