Carlisle School: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olympic gold medal winner Jim Thorpe will serve as the focus of Walden Media's Carlisle School, a feature film to be written by John Sayles.

The project follows a ragtag group of young Native Americans who achieve prolific victories on the football field that lead them to national prominence. The players, among them future sports legend Thorpe, attended the boarding school in Pennsylvania that, from 1879-1918, housed Native Americans from childhood through college.

Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray, the duo behind "Miracle" and "The Rookie," are producing with John Fusco and Jim Crabbe.

Brian B.