Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:00 AM

Bissinger book to the silver screen

Buzz Bissinger '76 is no stranger to having his works turn into feature films.

In 2003, his article in Vanity Fair about former DP editor Steven Glass '94 was turned into the movie "Shattered Glass". The following year, his book about a Texas high school football team, Friday Night Lights, was adapted into a film with the same name (and later a television series).

Now another book by Bissinger, Three Nights in August, is being turned in to a film with the shortened name of "Three Nights". The film, which will loosely follow a three-game series in 2003 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs, will also be written by Bissinger. It will star Billy Bob Thornton and Edward Burns.

Producer John Loar recently told Variety that he was inspired to make the movie after the success of "Moneyball" last year.

"Ours isn't really about the front office, but it's very helpful to us that a baseball movie did so well," he said.

For more on the film, click here.

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