Radar Pictures is adapting Cubs catcher David Ross' memoir.
The Chicago Cubs’ historic World Series win last year is already being turned into a movie. Breaking a 108-year title drought for the team, the Cubs finally won the championship in a thrilling seven-game series after coming back from a 3-1 deficit against the Cleveland Indians. Game 7 was full of wild moments, including a home run from Cubs catcher David Ross, making him the oldest player to ever notch a homer in game 7 of the World Series. Ross has a memoir out this spring, Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages, and Radar Pictures is already developing it into a movie, EW has confirmed.
The book, co-written by Ross and sportswriter Don Yaeger, will cover highlights from Ross’ 15-year career in advance of an insider’s look at his final game and record-setting home run. The film, which will just be titled Teammate, is being written by Ram Getz and John Corcoran. Ross and Yaeger will serve as executive producers alongside Radar’s Lisette Bross.
“It was said all during the 2016 season that if you made a movie about the magical run with all its amazing subplots, no one would believe it,” Ross, currently one of the celebrity competitors on Dancing With the Stars, said in a statement. “Guess what? Believe it!”
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The book Teammate hits stores May 9 from Hachette Books. Check out the cover below.
Variety first reported the news.