Entries by Char Borland

WXOW – Rudy, Hoosiers, writer to create screenplay on Iowa girls’ basketball team

Screenwriter Angelo Pizzo had great success with the 1986 basketball movie, Hoosiers. Then, another success with the 1993 movie, Rudy, the underdog story of Notre Dame football walk on, Dan Ruettiger. That almost didn’t happen, as Ruettiger said he had to talk Pizzo into writing the screenplay for Rudy, after Pizzo reportedly said he would never do […]

KCRG – Movie about Iowa girls’ basketball to be made

MADISON, Wis. (KCRG-TV9) – Angelo Pizzo, the screenwriter for the Indiana basketball movie “Hoosiers” and Notre Dame Football movie “Rudy,” has agreed to write a movie script based on the book “Maynard 8 Miles”. The book, by Brian J. Borland, is about Iowa girls’ basketball in the 1950s. The book follows the basketball career of […]