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Red Entertainment is developing an authorized biopic on Paralympic gold medalist Bradley Snyder with Robert Knott on board to script.
Red Sanders is producing the project, which will chronicle the life of the former U.S. Navy lieutenant who lost his eyesight while serving in Afghanistan.
One year after he lost his vision, he won two gold medals and one silver medal for the United States in swimming at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Knott is closely working with Snyder. Production is expected to begin in the summer.
“My life’s great challenge came in the form of visual impairment, but we all face adversity,” said Snyder. “I hope my story will inspire people to adopt a positive outlook that enables them to courageously overcome their struggles.”
- Dave McNary
Appaloosa scribe Robert Knott has signed on to write a biopic about Bradley Snyder, the U.S. Navy officer who lost his sight after being hit by an Ied during a tour in Afghanistan but overcame it to become a Paralympic gold medal swimmer. Snyder was a Navy explosive ordinance disposal officer in the war, and after the bombing needed multiple facial reconstructive surgeries before eventually going blind. Exactly one year after his vision loss, though, he won two gold… »
“Astronaut Wives Club” is finally ready to blast off at ABC, with the network announcing on Monday a summer premiere date for the new drama.
Originally scheduled to bow last summer and then pushed to spring for retooling and some cast changes, “Astronaut Wives Club” will air Thursdays at 8 p.m. starting June 18. That launch date will allow the network to promote the series during coverage of the NBA Finals, which will occupy Thursdays earlier in the month.
ABC had announced its summer schedule earlier this month, but there was no mention of “Astronaut Wives Club” at that time.
Based on the book by Lily Koppel, “Astronaut Wives Club” focuses on seven women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, the lives of their young wives were transformed, seemingly overnight, from military spouses to American royalty. »
- Rick Kissell
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