Columbia Pictures has bought the rights to Jason McElwain, an autistic teenager who became an international hero in a high school basketball game. McElwain hit six three-pointers in the final four minutes of the game.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Mary Martin are executive producing. The Hollywood Reporter adds the Rochester, N.Y., senior, nicknamed "J-Mac" by his friends, never made the varsity team because of his size and instead served as its student manager. But in the waning minutes of the final game of the regular season in February, coach Jim Johnson rewarded McElwain for his dedication and attitude by putting him into the game.
A date for prouduction has not been set as of yet.