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.