According to Variety, J. Mills Goodloe is adapting John Grisham's high school football novel "Bleachers" for Revolution Studios. The pic will be directed by tyro helmer Don Burgess.
Grisham's 2004 novel was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller and is one of his few non-legal thrillers. Pic is about a high school football hero returning to his small-town Southern home to join a vigil for a dying coach, who was both loved and feared by his players.