Producer Joel B. Michaels Developing Biopic On Fritz Pollard, – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Joel B. Michaels has entered into an settlement with the Fritz Pollard household bringing to the display the life story of professional soccer phenom who blazed a path to develop into the primary skilled Black NFL participant. He was posthumously inducted into the Soccer Corridor of Fame in 2005.

Pollard’s life story is an American biographical controversial drama set towards the backdrop of the “New Negro Motion” and the roaring twenties. In 1920 “Fritz” turned the primary Black athlete to achieve nationwide notoriety by breaking the racial barrier in skilled sports activities in America. He would go on to guide Brown College to play within the inaugural Rose Bowl sport in 1916, and in 1920 signed a professional contract and lead the Akron Execs to win the primary ever championship within the NFL. He went on to develop into the primary NFL Black quarterback and the primary NFL Black coach. All whereas turning into a profitable enterprise mogul and dealing with celebrities together with Nat King Cole, Lena Horne, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Corey McGowan and Connor Martin who introduced within the story will likely be serving as producers alongside Michaels.

Michaels is at the moment getting ready the remakes of The Changeling and The Silent Companion.

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