Netflix Plans Nike Biopic With “Shoe Dog”

Netflix Plans Nike Biopic With Shoe Dog

Netflix has reportedly optioned the movie rights to Nike founder Phil Knight’s 2016 autobiography “Shoe Dog”.

Knight launched Nike in 1963 with $50 borrowed from his father with the plan to import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Today the company’s annual sales top $36 billion.

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (“Ed Wood,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt”) are writing the screenplay and Knight will produce with Frank Marshall – the pair having previously collaborated on “Back to the Future”.

Source: Variety