By Clark Collis
Updated August 13, 2009 at 09:54 AM EDT

Pen Densham will direct Big Bill, a film about tennis player Bill Tilden, according to Variety. Tilden was the first American to win Wimbledon. He also spent time behind bars for sexual misbehavior with young boys. Densham previously directed 1996’s Moll Flanders, which starred Robin Wright Penn and Morgan Freeman.