To answer the title posed by this question… er… the question posed by the title: maybe?
It’s been optioned, at least, according to Deadline.com, and Buzz fucking Bissinger is apparently on board to write the script, along with a couple of actors/producers I’ve never heard of that were both apparently in The O.C.
Actors Ben McKenzie andLogan Marshall-Green have joined forces to launch the shingle A Thing Or Two Productions. They come to the table in a big way. Tom Rothman’s TriStar Pictures has made a deal on a baseball memoir which the duo will produce with Michael De Luca. TriStar has optioned Wherever I Wind Up, the memoir by pitcher R.A. Dickey about his unusual life journey. Buzz Bissinger has been set to write the script.
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Dickey was already entertaining bids for screen rights to his book when Marshall-Green and McKenzie flew to Nashville to sit with him. Their enthusiasm prompted the pitcher to entrust them with the rights, and they used their own money for the option. McKenzie, a former high school football player in Texas, was understandably enamored of Friday Night Lights author Bissinger, and enlisted him to write the script.
Dickey’s is a hell of a story, of course. Eventual Cy Young winners who overcame the kind of personal and professional adversity that he did simply don’t come along every day. In fact, it’s really sort of the perfect tale to be dumbed down into standard fare Hollywood schlock. Everybody wins!