Film About QB Jim Plunkett in the Works
Thu, 26 Feb 2009 10:54:48
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Act2 Entertainment, a newly formed company designed to generate sports-related artistic content, is hoping to make a feature film about Jim Plunkett, the very first Mexican-American quarterback to win the Super Bowl.
Florida sports agent and Act's Glenn Schwartzman acquired the rights to Plunkett's against-all-odds story.
Plunkett's backstory is one of overcoming struggle. He was born of two blind parents, eventually won the Heisman Trophy in college, and went on to claim the Super Bowl MVP title with the Oakland Raiders in the 1980s. He retired in 1986 and also wrote a book about the surprising ups and downs in his life.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff