Brett Ratner has acquired movie rights to the story of Los Angeles Dodger Yasiel Puig’s escape from Cuba. Ratner acquired the feature rights through his RatPac Entertainment to Jesse Katz’ article, published in the May issue of Los Angeles Magazine. He will produce the project with Beau Flynn, who will produce through his FlynnPictureCo. banner.
Ratner directed the three “Rush Hour” movies, “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “Tower Heist.” He produced “Horrible Bosses,” “21″ and “Mirror Mirror.”
A great life story, directed/produced by a great filmmaking hack. (And I actually enjoyed that third X-Men, even if the Dark Phoenix saga deserved so much more.) SoSG got its hands on an early trailer of the film, showing Ratner's keen ability to convey human drama and transcendent action.