Andrea Berloff to Pen the Fugees Story

June 13, 2007 09:12:41 GMT

"World Trade Center" screenwriter Andrea Berloff is poised to work on Universal Pictures' adaptation of a New York Times article about youth soccer club the Fugees.

Andrea Berloff to Pen the Fugees Story
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Getting another fact-based material to work on after "World Trade Center", scribe Andrea Berloff is reportedly finalizing negotiations to adapt Warren St. John's New York Times article about the Fugees, a group of soccer-playing refugee kids for Universal Pictures.

Pic is said to focus on the team's coach Luma Mufleh, a Jordan-born woman who successfully led the kids, many extremely poor, to reach success and camaraderie under her tutelage. Rights to the article as well as those to Mufleh's life were secured by Universal last January, just few days after the article was published.

No word yet on who to direct and star, but it has been informed that Scott Stuber and Mary Parent will both produce via their Stuber/Parent shingle alongside Kennedy/Marshall's Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall with Tom Lassally executive producing.

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