R. Scott Shields Tapped to Write Biopic on Brazilian Basketball Star

Screenwriter R. Scott Shields has been tapped to write an untitled biopic on Brazilian basketball star Oscar Schmidt.

The untitled project is being produced by Rafinha Bastos and is expected to shoot in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Known as one of the greatest shooters in the history of the game, Schmidt turned down an offer to play in the NBA in the 1980s, choosing to retain his amateur status in order to represent Brazil in international competition.

Shields’ sci-fi adventure “Jason and the Astronauts” is in development at Hydraulx Entertainment and his award-winning short film “The Choice” is playing the festival circuit. He is repped by Timaeus Group and attorney Shep Rosenman of Katz Golden Rosenman.

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