Moviehole reports that Columbia Pictures is thinking of casting Ledger in Peralta’s next project, a biopic about Greg Noll, the surfer whom upon settling in Hawaii in the early 1950s, helped create the laid-back lifestyle attributed to the sport and its followers.
“Sony studios saw Riding Giants and they saw Greg Noll, and immediately they thought it would make a great story. So they hired me and they hired Sam George, who co-write Riding Giants, to write a biopic based on his life. We’re just about finished – in three weeks we submit it to the studios. This is Greg when he was about 23. I don’t think so far ahead as casting, but the producers have been banding Heath Ledger’s name about”.