Market February 10, 2017 Sold November 17, 2017
Agent Tom Drumm (Think Tank Management and Production )
Studio Overbrook Entertainment
Production Mad Chance Productions
This story chronicles the time and emotional motivation of Michael Jordan leaving basketball and pursuing baseball.
Michael Jordan tries to play major league baseball following the death of his father.
Drama, Sports, Biopic, Father, Father/Son, Film, Murder
“I, Tonya”, “The Blind Side”, “Ali”, and “Remember the Titans”
1990's, over the course of a year.
Chicago, Jordan home (interior), White Sox Stadium, Bulls basketball stadium, Birmingham, baseball clubhouse, baseball diamond, bus (interior).
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In a flashback, MICHAEL JORDAN (12) plays baseball with his father, JAMES JORDAN (38).
In the present, police find James Jordan murdered in his car.
Michael and his family gather for the funeral. At the funeral, Michael (30) and his sister, SIS JORDAN (34) fight about Michael’s speech at the service.
Michael falls into depression, and loses his love for basketball. He meets with JERRY REINSDORF (57), owner of the Chicago White Sox, and tells him that he would like to play baseball, which was his father’s dream. He quits the Chicago bulls and goes to White Sox training camp, where he struggles amid media attention. After a poor showing, he makes the double-A team, and goes to Birmingham, Alabama, to play. The move causes tension within his family, who still live in Chicago.
When Michael arrives in Birmingham, he meets his team’s manager, TERRY “TITO” FRANCONA (35), a struggling manager and former baseball player. Michael is appalled by the conditions of the team’s equipment, and uses his wealth to by the team a new bus and the players new shoes. Michael initially does not fit in with the team due to his fame, but he gradually makes friends with the other players. After...