ESPN Book To Become Future Major Motion Picture About Bristol Guys Having Fun

According to an insider from one of the major talent agencies, Hollywood has expressed significant interest in turning the Miller/Shales oral history of ESPN into a blockbuster movie. It's in the very early stages but, according to our source, one lucky studio will make a major financial investment to create a Social Network-type film version of ESPN's ascent from Bristol-based cable upstart to Worldwide Leader. Miller respectfully declined to comment on any of the negotiations at this time.

I do hope the visionaries behind the project have the good sense to put the deleted (but pivotal!) rug-racing scene back into the screenplay version. Total Oscar-bait. However if the screenplay is the same length as the book the movie would clock in at just under 12 and a half hours.