Take a Shot! Set to Become a Series

Take a ShotTake a Shot! The Remarkable Story of Perseverance, Friendship and A Really Crazy Adventure is set to become a dramatic television series. Lionsgate’s picked up the option and will be creating a series based on Jake Steinfeld and Dave Morrow’s book about the creation of the first professional outdoor lacrosse league.
 
“We love to be in business with other entrepreneurs, and Jake Steinfeld is a larger than life personality and a hugely successful entrepreneur whose book has resonance for sports fans, adrenaline junkies and people who love success stores alike,” said Lionsgate Television Group President Kevin Beggs and Lionsgate Television COO Sandra Stern. “Jake tells a riveting story that we believe can translate into equally compelling television programming consistent with the Lionsgate brand.”
 
The Plot:
 
Described as Moneyball meets The Hangover, Take A Shot! tells the tale of three men from vastly different worlds – Jake, the brash Hollywood fitness icon and driving force behind Major League Lacrosse; Dave, a shy Ivy Leaguer from blue-collar Detroit and the ultimate fish out of water who ultimately becomes a success story in his own right; and Tim Robertson, the son of a televangelist and a multimedia mogul-who teamed up to try the impossible: start a professional sports league at a time when other leagues were crashing and burning around them.
 
The book chronicles the true story of their wild search for investors and team owners, the setbacks that nearly derailed the league time and again and the emotional and triumphant debut of Major League Lacrosse, the first professional outdoor lacrosse league. Their roller coaster ride blends humor, inside sports intrigue and inspirational life lessons along the way.
 
Watch the trailer for the book:
 

 
Source: Lionsgate
 
Posted by Rebecca Murray