Walden Travel The Cruelest Miles

Walden Media and producer Mark Johnson are teaming to adapt Gay and Laney Salisbury’s book “The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic” reports Variety.

The novel tells the true story of how a team of 20 men and more than 200 sled dogs undertook a 674-mile race through near minus sixty degree weather and against time in 1925 to deliver a vaccine to combat an incipient epidemic of diphtheria afflicting a Gold Rush town deep in Alaska.

Sean O’Keefe and Will Staples will write the script.