Juel Taylor and Tony Rettenmaier wrote the script for the film, which is based on James and Buzz Bissinger’s book, “Shooting Stars,” and the events of James’ life. Taylor is an alum of the Universal Writers Program, which aims to find up-and-coming and experienced creators who incorporate diverse and global perspectives into screenwriting.
Frank E. Flowers wrote a previous draft.
James and Maverick Carter will produce for their SpringHill Entertainment alongside Terence Winter and Rachel Winter, who will produce for Tangerine Pictures and Cold Front Productions, respectively.
Exec VP of production Erik Baiers and creative executive Mika Pryce will oversee production on behalf of Universal. Jamal Henderson and Spencer Beighley will represent SpringHill Entertainment.
James and Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment continues to build a strong slate of films, most recently boarding a reboot of “Friday the 13th.”
Besides “Star,” Robinson also directed the upcoming feature “Beats.” He is represented by CAA, Artists First, and Fox Rothschild.
James and SpringHill Entertainment are repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.