[Movies] Sony Developing Film Based on Chess Documentary
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.27.2014
Jonathan Levin to direct Brooklyn Castle adaptation...
Sony Pictures is working on a feature film take on the 2012 chess documentary Brooklyn Castle. Deadline reports that Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) will direct the film based on a script from his 50/50 writer Will Reiser.
The documentary tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories.