Magazine article Screen International

Moe Norman Project Backers Hire Writing Duo

Magazine article Screen International

Moe Norman Project Backers Hire Writing Duo

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Todd Korgan and Joshua Schorr are attached to write the screenplay about little-known golf legend Moe 'Pipeline Moe' Norman, a Canadian professional who set numerous course records and dazzled spectators and fellow sportsmen with his unerring accuracy and penchant for holes-in-one.

Yet Norman's eccentric behaviour – which the producers have previously said 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. He died in September 2004, aged 75.

Korgan (main picture) is an award-winning writer and director. His feature script Who Do You Love was a finallist at the Austin Screenwriting Festival and won the Los Angles Reel Film Festival. …

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