Magazine article Screen International

Producers Line Up Moe Norman Golf Biopic

Magazine article Screen International

Producers Line Up Moe Norman Golf Biopic

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The producers are out to screenwriters and directors on the $15m US-Canadian co-production and have earmarked a spring 2016 production start in both countries.

Moe 'Pipeline Moe' Norman was a Canadian professional golfer who set numerous course records and dazzled spectators and fellow sportsmen with his unerring accuracy and penchant for holes-in-one

Yet his eccentric behavior – which the producers say was possibly due to an accident in early childhood or a form of undiagnosed autism – meant that he did not earn fame or financial reward during his lifetime and spent much of his career alone and in poverty.

It was only later in life, when Titleist CEO Wally Uihlein offered to pay Norman a monthly giftfor the rest of his life in honour of his contributions to the sport, that the sportsman earned wider acknowledgement. …

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