Core tees up indie ‘Green’

Director signs on to golf pic

Ericson Core, who directed the gridiron tale “Invincible,” is moving to the golf course for “Dance the Green.” The indie drama tells the story of golf legend Moe Norman.

Pic will be produced by Belltower Films’ Nina Yang, with Claire Kupchak and Barry Morrow. Morrow (“Rain Man”) wrote the script.

Pic is casting with the intent of shooting by next spring. Producers said private financing is in place and they are in talks with distributors.

Born during the Depression in Ontario, Canada, Norman was injured in a sledding accident that turned him into a loner whose repetitive phrases and nervous laughter was off-putting. The repetitive behavior proved to be an asset when he developed an unorthodox short golf swing that enabled him to place the ball with uncanny accuracy. Tiger Woods would later say that Norman and Ben Hogan were the two who truly “owned” their golf swings.

Shy by nature, Norman restricted his play to Canada, where he amassed 55 tour victories and was twice Canada PGA champ. He was named to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. Morrow wrote the script in 1999 and spent time with the eccentric golfer before Norman’s death in 2004.

Core is repped by Gersh.

Pic is exec produced by Robert Hariri and Belltower’s Donald K. Bell.

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