101 Studios has announced that it will produce, finance and distribute the film adaptation of Daniel J. Boyne’s biography, “The Red Rose Crew: A True Story Of Women, Winning, and The Water.”
This is the first feature film from Sports Illustrated Studios, the newly formed studio under 101 Studios and Authentic Brands Group.
“We are thrilled to be able to tell this story,” says David Glasser, chief executive officer, 101 Studios. “We chose for this film to be Sports Illustrated Studios’ inaugural release because at Sports Illustrated Studios, we are proud to bring to life the most compelling sports stories in history in ways that haven’t been seen before, and that’s exactly our mission with Red Rose Crew. The Red Rose Crew’s journey is a remarkable one that many are unfamiliar with, and with a team of dynamic filmmakers, we look forward to allow audiences to see their tenacity and determination firsthand in theaters worldwide.”
The film is set to be executive produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lindsay Williams from Gotham Group and Alexis Ostrander and Zoë Kent of A to Z Productions. Ostrander is slated to direct the film, and the story will be adapted by Laura Hansen.
“I'm excited to be working with 101 Studios and have a partner that is championing such an empowering story,” says Ostrander. “I was drawn to this group of unsung heroes and how their struggles and triumphs still hold water today. Their camaraderie, perseverance and steadfast belief in themselves inspire me, and I can't wait for the world to fall in love with them.”
Leif Cervantes de Reinstein of Sheppard Mullin negotiated the deal on behalf of 101 Studios with George Davis on behalf of Gotham Group, and CAA, Rick Genow and Hannah Mulderink from Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher, LLP for Alexis Ostrander and Zoë Kent.