Weisman, Shelov, Walden take to hardwood

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"George of the Jungle" director Sam Weisman and writer Josh Shelov have boarded "The Miracle of St. Anthony," a basketball movie being made by Walden Media.

Kerner Entertainment and Jordan Kerner are set to produce the film, an adaptation of sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski's 2005 book.

The book explores a year in the life of renowned Jersey City high school basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr., who has coached dozens of future college and NBA stars. It centers on a year when Hurley fought to keep his school, St. Anthony's, open while transforming a group of unprepared players into champions.

"It's impossible not to be affected by this story, whether you're a basketball fan or not," Weisman said. "Walden is the perfect home for telling this incredible story."

Walden vp development Evan Turner will oversee the project, which reunites Weisman and Kerner, who worked together on 1997's "Jungle" and 1994's "D2: The Mighty Ducks."

Weisman is represented by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Christine Cuddy. Kerner is repped by CAA. Shelov is repped by Paradigm and Anonymous Content.
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