Joe Roth is set to produce the inspirational true story sporting drama “Unleash the Mules” for Sony Pictures.
The story follows Henry Lebash, a Missouri teacher at a school for the blind in 1956. Keen to leave his job for a gig at IBM, he nevertheless agreed to create a wrestling team before he left.
During the course of the season, he was inspired by a blind teen student named Luke Whitman, and became a committed and passionate coach – launching a career in the sport.
Whitman became his best friend and eventually got inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Chris Parker (“Heaven Is For Real) wrote the script while Zack Roth and Dennis Stratton will also produce.