Rumors that the book “ESPN: Those Guys Have All the Fun" is headed to the big screen, which we reported last month, have been confirmed, Deadline.com reports. 20th Century Fox is putting the finishing touches on a deal to produce the feature film version of the book, written by James Andrew Miller and longtime TVWeek contributor Tom Shales.
Michael De Luca, Trigger Street’s Dana Brunetti and Julie Yorn will produce the movie, which will chronicle how ESPN took the idea of a 24-hour, all-sports cable network and changed the face of modern television.
The book has been a hot property in Hollywood circles with ICM shopping the rights. The idea is that the ESPN story could be as cinematic as "The Social Network” — which also had De Luca and Brunetti on the production team.