Film companies Branded Entertainment , Kingsway Productions and Conglomerate Media intend to tell viewers the tragic life story of one of the greatest stars of North American sports of the first half of the 20th century. According to Variety , American studios will join forces to work on a biopic of the famous baseball player Lou Gehrig .|
The film about the legend of Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees will be titled " The Happiest Man on the Globe ". This is what the athlete himself called himself during the farewell ceremony with the fans, which took place at the crowded Yankee Stadium. Gehrig has spent his distinguished professional career with the New York club. In 1939, he had to announce his retirement from sports due to progressive amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The baseball player passed away in the summer of 1941 at the age of 37. Since then, in North America, ALS has been called Lou Gehrig's disease .
Already in 1942, Samuel Goldwin's film company decided to make a film about the life of an athlete. Yankee Pride starring Gary Cooper was nominated for eleven Oscars , but only won the Best Editing nomination.
Reportedly, work on the new biopic Lou Gehrig will take place with the full assistance of the New York Yankees club management. The plot of the film will be based on the novel by Jonathan Eig " The Happiest Man ". It will be adapted for the big screen by Daniel Kaye (Forest Alien) and directed by Jay Russell (Team 49: Ladder of Fire).
Casting for the biographical drama is expected to begin this month.
The Topic of Article: Yankee Pride.