Todd Field To Helm “Battered” Baseball Tale

Todd Field (“In the Bedroom,” “Little Children”) is in talks to write and direct a narrative film adaptation of this year’s Sundance documentary “The Battered Bastards Of Baseball”.

Kurt Russell narrates the doco which chronicles how actor Bing Russell (“Bonanza”) formed America’s sole independent baseball team in 1973 – the Portland Mavericks.

The Mavericks lasted three years before they were pushed out of Portland by the returned of the Major League-backed Beavers.

Field himself is actually a former Mavericks batboy. Justin Lin (“Fast and Furious” 3-6) will produce.

Source: Deadline