Thursday, February 25, 2010

Screenwriter options autobiography of Paralympian Jami Goldman

From Hollywood Reporter:

LOS ANGELES -- Screenwriter Gary Goldstein has optioned the sports biography "Up and Running: The Jami Goldman Story" to turn into a feature film.

Written by Goldman and Andrea Cagan, "Running" tells the harrowing story of how Goldman (pictured) lost both her legs below the knee after being trapped in a blizzard for 11 days at age 19. She suffered through multiple surgeries and prosthetics fittings as she graduated from college and became a teacher, motivational speaker and sprinter who competed for a spot on the 2000 U.S. Paralympic team.

Goldman appeared in her own Adidas commercial and as the Spice Girl Robot in Steven Spielberg's 2001 film "Artificial Intelligence: AI."

Goldstein wrote the upcoming Hallmark TV movies "The Wish List" and "Mystery Girl." He also wrote the scripts for the romantic comedies "If You Only Knew" and "Politics of Love," the latter of which director William Dear ("The Perfect Game") is shooting.