Stephen Nemeth and Robin Broidy are set to produce “Snake and Mongoose”, an indie biopic about the drag-racing rivalry between Don ‘The Snake’ Prudhomme and Tom ‘The Mongoose’ McEwen reports Variety.
The producers have acquired the life-story rights to the pair for their production companies Rhino Films and Storywise Productions. NHRA has granted them access to archival footage.
Along with the rivalry, the story delves into how the two revolutionized the sport in the ’70s by enticing Mattel into making its Hot Wheels line the sport’s first major corporate sponsor.
Commercials director Wayne Holloway will helm from a script by Alan Paradise. Shooting kicks off this Fall.