MADISON, Wis. (KCRG-TV9) - Angelo Pizzo, the screenwriter for the Indiana basketball movie "Hoosiers" and Notre Dame Football movie "Rudy," has agreed to write a movie script based on the book "Maynard 8 Miles". The book, by Brian J. Borland, is about Iowa girls' basketball in the 1950s.
The book follows the basketball career of Carolyn Borland and her sisters winning the state girls' basketball championship 1956 against all odds.
The book's author and the former Badgers Head Coach Bo Ryan will co-produce the movie in 2018, likely premiering in Iowa.
More information about the book and the movie can be found at Maynard8miles.com.