NEHST bets on sports book series

Wayne Chesler to direct Matt Christopher adaptations

NEHST Studios has acquired film rights from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers to the Matt Christopher sports book series, including "The Kid Who Only Hit Homers" and "The Basket Counts."

Ari Friedman and Larry Meistrich will produce, and Wayne Chesler will write and direct the adaptations.

Christopher's books have sold more than 36 million copies worldwide.