Ric Roman Waugh will rewrite and direct Bobby Martinez for Participant Media.

According to Variety, the fact-based film will follow the Mexican-American's rise from life on the gang-ridden streets of Southern California to become a champion surfer and role model.

Waugh, who wrote and directed Felon, will rewrite a first draft by Robert Munic, who remains aboard the project as producer.

No production date has been set.