Moe Norman will have a feature film about his life. And another Canadian sports legend will play a key role.
Wayne Gretzky and his wife Janet were announced on Thursday as co-producers of the upcoming film about one of the most legendary golf figures. Norman, who died in 2004, has been described as one of the best ball strikers of all time by players such as Tiger Woods and Lee Trevino.
“We first met Moe through my father, who was his great friend and he was constantly sharing incredible stories of this character who is bigger than life,” the Gretzkys said in a statement. , sometimes ragged clothes, worn shoes and cornices, his repetitive speech and eccentric behavior. “His story is an example of one of life’s great lessons: to be true to yourself.”
Known for his unorthodox swing and incredible accuracy, Norman dominated the Canadian golf scene by winning 55 professional tournaments, including the Canadian PGA Championship in 1966 and 1974. Although he was never officially diagnosed with autism, many believed that , something that did not help during his short, unpleasant tenure on the PGA Tour.
David Steinberg (Limit your excitement, Seinfeld, The friends) and Robin Todd (Inside the comedy, Sit down comedy) participate as executive producers together with producer David Carver. The shooting of the film is expected to begin in the early summer of 2022.
For more on Moe Norman’s incredible life and career, listen to last year’s Local Knowledge podcast:
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