The 2000 Gus Van Sant movie is heading to television.
NBC is developing a Finding Forrester drama series based on the film that starred the late Sean Connery about a black teenager (Rob Brown), a gifted writer and basketball player, who lands a scholarship to a private high school and befriends a reclusive writer (Connery).
According to Variety, the television series version will explore “the unique bond between two gifted black writers: a homeless 16-year-old orphan who leverages his basketball skills to hustle his way into an ultra-competitive elite boarding school, and a reclusive lesbian author whose career was ruined by a public scandal.”
The project hails from The Chi co-executive producers TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson, who will pen the series. Tim Story is attached to direct and will also executive produce, alongside Brady and Newson.
Brady and Newson’s other credits include shows such as Shooter, The 100, Army Wives, and Animal Kingdom.