DreamWorks goes ‘Racing’

Film adaptation of Marshall Curry's documentary on track

DreamWorks is revving up a dramatic feature adaptation of Marshall Curry’s documentary “Racing Dreams,” with Kurtzman/Orci producing.

Curry’s pic, which won best documentary at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, follows three young racers as they compete in the World Karting Assn.’s National Pavement Series. Clocking speeds up to 70 mph, the trio chase the National Championship title and move closer to achieving their dream of becoming NASCAR racers.DreamWorks will attach a writer in the coming weeks.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who have become DreamWorks’ go-to producers for high-concept projects like “Eagle Eye,” are producing. The shingle’s Steven Puri and Bobby Cohen are exec producing alongside Dany Garcia and Dwayne Johnson. Jack Turner, Bristol Baughan and helmer Curry will also exec produce.

Kurtzman/Orci have a number of projects set up at DreamWorks including the Jon Favreau-helmed “Cowboys and Aliens,” which Daniel Craig is circling, as well as “Atlantis Rising” and “Deep Sea Cowboys.”

Project’s development marks a trend in Hollywood, with a number of crowd-pleasing and award-winning docs like Seth Gordon’s “King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” and Dan Klores’ “Crazy Love” being retooled into dramatic features.

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