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ESPN Films has announced they will make a "theatrical motion picture" about Louis Mulkey, a Summerville basketball coach and one of the firefighters that died in the Sofa Super Store fire.
Here's a bit about the film from a press release:
Mike Tollin (Radio, Wild Hogs) will direct and co-produce with ESPN Films this tale of the married 34-year-old Mulkey who dedicated himself to firefighting for Engine 15’s B Shift and coaching at his alma mater. His tragic death was part of the largest loss of firefighters’ lives in a single event since 9/11. In response, the players on the Summerville High basketball team, some of whom Mulkey had coached since the eighth grade, dedicated their season to a man they called “a father.” With Mulkey’s widow, Lauren, and a treasured helmet from Engine 15 by their side, the Green Wave rode Mulkey’s inspiration to the state finals where the championship came down to the final seconds with an ending that can only be described as incredible. The Academy Award-nominated writing team of Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen Rivele (Ali, Nixon) will pen the script.
On February 28, 2008, ESPN.com first published the account of Summerville’s storybook season. SportsCenter followed in June 2008 with a feature about Mulkey and the team's achievement which drew national attention. Both will serve as the basis for the script.
The other film the company will be working on? It will focus on Jim Jones, Jr., "the son of the infamous Reverend Jim Jones who orchestrated the 1978 murder-suicide of more than 900 people in the jungle of Guyana."