ESPN adds 10 to filmmaker staff


ESPN Films continues to pile up the names for its "30 for 30" program.

The network announced Tuesday 10 directors who will make hourlong docs that will air on the network in the next two years.

Among the notable names, Brett Morgen ("Chicago 10," "The Kid Stays in the Picture") will direct "June 17, 1994," a film about the day of the O.J. Simpson chase, when the New York Rangers had just won their first Stanley Cup in 54 years, the Knicks were on the brink of a title and other seminal sports events collided.

"Hancock" and "The Kingdom" helmer Peter Berg will direct "#99," the story of Wayne Gretzky's trade to the Los Angeles Kings at the peak of his career. "Hoop Dreams" director Steve James has also been added to the roster; he'll direct a pic about Allen Iverson's legal troubles as a high school star. And "Bull Durham" director Ron Shelton has signed for a pic about Michael Jordan's foray into baseball in 1994.