Scribe options Jami Goldman sports bio

Gary Goldstein to adapt story of athlete who lost both legs


Screenwriter Gary Goldstein has optioned the sports biography "Up and Running: The Jami Goldman Story" to turn into a feature film.

Written by Goldman and Andrea Cagan, "Running" tells the harrowing story of how Goldman lost both her legs below the knee after being trapped in a blizzard for 11 days at age 19. She suffered through multiple surgeries and prosthetics fittings as she graduated from college and became a teacher, motivational speaker and sprinter who competed for a spot on the 2000 U.S. Paralympic team.

The notoriety led to Goldman appearing in her own Adidas commercial and as the Spice Girl Robot in Steven Spielberg's 2001 film "Artificial Intelligence: AI."

Repped by Preferred Artists, Goldstein wrote the upcoming Hallmark telefilms "The Wish List" and "Mystery Girl." He also wrote the scripts for the romantic comedies "If You Only Knew" and "Politics of Love," the latter of which director William Dear ("The Perfect Game") is shooting.