CBS Films has attached “Last Vegas” director Jon Turteltaub to direct and produce “The Lady in the Locker Room,” based on the life of female sports journalist Susan Fornoff and her book of the same name.
Karim Zreik (“Common Law”) will also produce. CBS Films bought the pitch from Joel Silverman, who will write the screenplay.
Fornoff’s story, set during the 1980s, centers on her battle to secure equal rights for female sports journalists, insisting they deserved the same access to athletes as their male colleagues. Fornoff worked for USA Today and the Sacramento Bee, becoming one of the first women to enter the locker room.
The movie marks the second collaboration for Turteltaub and CBS Films following “Last Vegas,” which has grossed more than $130 million worldwide.
Silverman’s credits include “Full Court Miracle.” He recently set up “Garo” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing and “Undefeated” with producer Scott Stuber.
Fornoff is represented by attorneys Melissa K. Dagodag and Larry Zerner. Silverman is represented by Jordan Bayer and Chris Sablan at Original Artists. Turteltaub is represented by WME, attorney Barry Littman and manager David Lonner.