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Lionsgate Plans First Lady of Racing Biopic

By Garth Franklin Friday November 15th 2013 08:23AM

Lionsgate and Odd Lot Entertainment have acquired Grant Thompson's script pitch "Spitfire".

The project proposes to tell the fact-based story of Louise Smith, the woman who took the stock car racing scene of the 1950s by storm.

Smith smashed through gender preconceptions of the time and helped secure the initial funding for what would become the billion-dollar sports giant NASCAR.

Nicky Weinstock is producing.

Source: Deadline

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