You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sony Lands New Republic Article ‘Year of the Pigskin’ for Escape Artists

In an aggressive bidding war, Sony has acquired the rights to the New Republic article “The Year of the Pigskin” with Escape Artists attached to produce.

The recently published story and had several studios — including Universal — after it before finally falling to Sony.

The article was written by Christopher Beam and follows one American’s struggle to form an American football league in China. It’s described as a Chinese football version of “The Bad News Bears.”

Todd Black will produce for Escape Artists.

Sony has been one of the more active buyers in 2014, having already acquired the spec “Winter’s Knight” for “Kon-Tiki” helmers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg to direct, as well as the rights to Max Brook’s new graphic novel “The Harlem Hellfights,” with Overbrook Entertainment attached to produce.

More Film

  • Project Runway

    Weinstein Co. Feeling Pressure to Find a Buyer (EXCLUSIVE)

    In an aggressive bidding war, Sony has acquired the rights to the New Republic article “The Year of the Pigskin” with Escape Artists attached to produce. The recently published story and had several studios — including Universal — after it before finally falling to Sony. The article was written by Christopher Beam and follows one American’s […]

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day review

    'Terminator' Writing Team Adds Billy Ray to Put Final Polish on Script

    In an aggressive bidding war, Sony has acquired the rights to the New Republic article “The Year of the Pigskin” with Escape Artists attached to produce. The recently published story and had several studios — including Universal — after it before finally falling to Sony. The article was written by Christopher Beam and follows one American’s […]

  • Josh Hartnett, Margarita Levieva Starring in

    Josh Hartnett, Margarita Levieva Starring in Thriller 'Inherit the Viper'

    In an aggressive bidding war, Sony has acquired the rights to the New Republic article “The Year of the Pigskin” with Escape Artists attached to produce. The recently published story and had several studios — including Universal — after it before finally falling to Sony. The article was written by Christopher Beam and follows one American’s […]

  • Mahershala Ali Burn

    Mahershala Ali to Star in, Executive Produce Crime Thriller 'Burn'

    In an aggressive bidding war, Sony has acquired the rights to the New Republic article “The Year of the Pigskin” with Escape Artists attached to produce. The recently published story and had several studios — including Universal — after it before finally falling to Sony. The article was written by Christopher Beam and follows one American’s […]

  • Hermes holiday window

    Le Gentil Garcon Brings Classic Hollywood to Hermes for the Holidays

    In an aggressive bidding war, Sony has acquired the rights to the New Republic article “The Year of the Pigskin” with Escape Artists attached to produce. The recently published story and had several studios — including Universal — after it before finally falling to Sony. The article was written by Christopher Beam and follows one American’s […]

  • Justice League

    Box Office: 'Justice League' Heading for Disappointing $95 Million Opening

    In an aggressive bidding war, Sony has acquired the rights to the New Republic article “The Year of the Pigskin” with Escape Artists attached to produce. The recently published story and had several studios — including Universal — after it before finally falling to Sony. The article was written by Christopher Beam and follows one American’s […]

  • Noah Baumbach Casts Adam Driver, Scarlett

    Noah Baumbach Casts Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern in Next Film

    In an aggressive bidding war, Sony has acquired the rights to the New Republic article “The Year of the Pigskin” with Escape Artists attached to produce. The recently published story and had several studios — including Universal — after it before finally falling to Sony. The article was written by Christopher Beam and follows one American’s […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content