Focus Features is taking on the drama, Underdog from MTV News correspondent Gideon Yago.

The Hollywood Reporter adds Yago decided to write a screenplay because of 'a bad run' he had between 2004-05; during that period, he spent time with young soldiers in the Middle East. He covered the aftermaths of Hurricane Katrina and the Kashmir earthquake and was receiving many late-night phone calls from the young soldiers he had met in Fallujah and Baghdad.

There were no production details yet for Underdog.