Within the historical past of iconic sports activities moments, it might be onerous to prime Kerri Strug’s heroic vault efficiency with a sprained ankle, clinching victory for the 1996 U.S. Ladies’s Group, dubbed the Magnificent Seven. Really, it’s stunning that it’s taken twentysome years for a Strug film to enter growth, what with that type of cinema-worthy dramatic buildup. However that wait is now ended: The Hollywood Reporter declares that Olivia Wilde will direct a Strug biopic known as Good for Riverstone Footage and Pulse Movies.
On Twitter, Wilde known as Ronnie Sandahl’s script for Good the “finest script I’ve ever learn. I labored onerous to get this gig.” The script is predicated on Strug’s completely titled memoir Touchdown On My Toes, A Diary Of Desires, which she co-wrote with John P. Lopez; Sandahl additionally wrote the 2017 sports-themed movie Borg vs. McEnroe.
Wilde additionally enthused in an announcement, “It is a movie about what actual energy seems to be like… It’s an excruciatingly stunning underdog story that may thrust the viewers into the center of Kerri Strug with unblinking, uncooked honesty. It’s an epic sports activities film that may ship on all of the wish-fulfillment that makes these movies so thrilling to look at. On the identical time, it’s not like any sports activities film you will have seen earlier than.”
Wilde can be govt producing Good together with Sandahl, Deepak Nayar, Marisa Clifford and Sandahl. Within the meantime, she is helming and starring within the psychological thriller Don’t Fear, Darling, a few 1950s housewife whose actuality begins to crack, which sounds extra like The Yellow Wallpaper than The Matrix. Earlier this month, Wilde gained the Impartial Spirit Award for finest first function for the critically acclaimed Booksmart. She additionally just lately appeared within the Clint Eastwood film Richard Jewell.