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The true story of Trevor Noah's childhood growing up in South Africa.
Lynsey Addari travels to war-torn countries like Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq and wins the MacArthur Fellowhip in 2008. Her work in dangerous locales include her being kidnapped by pro-Quaddafi forces in the Libyan civil war. She is part of the N.Y. Times team which wins a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for International Reporting for her work in Waziristan.
The story centers on the romance between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayme, Jazz Age icons whose courtship and marriage was riddled with jealousy and acrimony. Fitzgerald used their relationship as material for h is novels, and Sayre, who ended up being admitted to a sanitarium, did the same.
Lenny Dykstra, a key part of the champion 1986 New York Mets, leads a checkered life after retiring from baseball in 1996. He is the subject of multiple investigations into his financial empire, which includes a jet charter company and a magazine marketed to professional athletes. He files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009 and auctions off his World Series ring. Dykstra pleads guilty in 2012 to bankruptcy fraud, concealment of assets and money laundering and is sentenced to six months in prison, 500 hours of community service, and is ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution.
The story of boxing legend Rocky Marciano will come to the big screen in his first authorized biopic, as yet untitled. The film will track Marciano from his Brockton, Mass. childhood up to his death in a plane crash in 1969. He stands as the only champion boxer to retire without a loss.
Explores the personal and professional struggles that made Shel Silverstein, who died in 1999, a unique voice. Silverstein’s resume includes best-selling books such as “The Giving Tree,” poetry collections “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “A Light in the Attic,” chart-topping songs such as Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” and Dr. Hook’s “The Cover of Rolling Stone”; and memorable illustrations.
A former J. Walter Thompson executive finds himself down and out when he is downsized out of a job. In his 60s and in a personal dilema because of an affair that ended his marriage, he sees his luck change when he enters a Starbucks and walks out with a job offer from the store's manager, giving his life new purpose.
Story of world champion boxer Christy Martin who had to fight through a man’s world to gain success and later personally found herself fighting for her life.
Anita Moorjani battles against cancer for four years. Overwhelmed by malignant cells, her body begins shutting down. As her organs fail, she enters into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realizes her inherent worth and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, her condition improves. Within three days, 70% of her cancer is gone. Shortly after, she is declared cancer free.
Growing up in the Bronx as a boy, Kwame Onwuachi is sent to rural Nigeria by his mother to "learn respect." However, the hard-won knowledge gained in Africa is not enough to keep him from the temptation and easy money of the streets when he returns home. But through food, he breaks out of a dangerous downward spiral, embarks on a new beginning at the bottom of the culinary food chain as a chef on board a cleanup ship, before going on to train in the kitchens of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country and appear as a contestant on "Top Chef."
Jim Thorpe is a member of the Sac and Fox Nation and his native name, Wa-Tho-Huk, translates as Bright Path. In 1912, he wins two Olympic gold track and field medals, representing the United States while his citizenship goes unrecognized during a period of cultural genocide for Native Americans. Known as one of the most versatile athletes, Thorpe goes on to play Major League Baseball, professional football and eventually founds the organization that becomes the National Football League.
The film will chronicle the formative years of Roosevelt as he reinvented himself from a slight and privileged New York politician with a Harvard degree to the burly commander of the Rough Riders, a track that would lead him to the New York governorship, the vice presidency and the White House, when William McKinley was assassinated.
20th century musical radical and multi-hyphenate George Antheil has an unlikely friendship with movie star Hedy Lamarr. Despite their day jobs in entertainment, the two possess an intense desire to defeat the Nazis and thus invent and patent a secret communications system in 1941 which sketches out the principle of frequency hopping. Their invention proves crucial to the development of modern communications.
Explores the life of the legendary composer and conductor, Leonard Bernstein.
The movie will follow the quarterback's career from Bear Bryant's football program at the University of Alabama to the New York Jets of the NFL to his guarantee that his Jet would defeat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. All this while Broadway Joe battled knee problems so bad that he was actually denied entry into the Vietnam War. Of course, he went on to win the Super Bowl and become a cultural icon.