Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier: ‘Rudy’ writer to pen Iowa girls basketball movie

The man who wrote the screen plays for “Rudy” and “Hoosiers” is picking up the pen again to write an Iowa-based sports story.

Angelo Pizzo will write a movie based on the book “Maynard 8 Miles.” Brian J. Borland wrote the book, which tells the story of how the Maynard girls’ basketball team overcame all odds to win the state basketball championship in 1956.

The book’s author plans to produce the project next year. He’ll be joined by former University of Wisconsin-Madison head men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan in the project. Ryan has a keen interest in girls basketball.

The movie will likely premiere in Iowa.

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