Originally Posted by abomb
Found this at the end of an ESPN.com story.
David Fleming is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine. His first book was "Noah's Rainbow: a Father's Emotional Journey from the Death of his Son to the Birth of his Daughter." His next book, based on the controversial 1925 NFL Pottsville Maroons (ESPN Books 2007) has been optioned as a movie by Sentinel Entertainment.
See the bolded final phrase of that paragraph...
Basically Sentinel has purchased the right of first refusal. Doesn't necessarily mean a movie will ever be made.