Only days after baseball giant (and Giant) Barry Bonds was indicted on charges of lying to a federal grand jury about his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs, HBO announced Thursday that it has acquired rights to the book Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports, by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, who covered the BALCO scandal for the San Francisco Chronicle. The made-for-TV film version is expected to be written and directed by Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, Tin Cup and White Men Can't Jump, although when it will go into production is anyone's guess. Shelton is barred from working on the script during the WGA strike.




30/11/2007