Schiffer Sells “Speed Boyz” Tale

Michael Schiffer (“Lean on Me”) has sold his script pitch “Speed Boyz” to Alcon Entertainment says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story follows real-life engineer-turned-teacher Simon Hauger who inspired a bunch of troubled West Philadelphia high school students to win a competition to build an alternative-fuel vehicle.

Using an “unorthodox curriculum” to improve students’ performance in math and science, the kids beat teams from top universities with their electric cars in the national green car competition Tour de Sol.