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Netflix Options Phil Knight Memoir ‘Shoe Dog’

Original Film Will Tell the Backstory of the Creation of Nike

Netflix has optioned the rights to New York Times bestseller “Shoe Dog,” written by Phil Knight, which offers look at the notoriously media-shy man, illuminating Nike’searly days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

Five-time Academy Award nominated producer Frank Marshall will produce the film alongside Knight.  Golden Globe and Emmy Award winners Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (“Dolemite Is My Name!,” “Ed Wood,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) are writing the screenplay.

Said Phil Knight: “I look forward to working with my friend, the great Frank Marshall, in bringing my story and the story of Nike to the screen. I have been gratified by the reception my book has received and think that we can explain my journey and the story of Nike to an even larger audience in collaboration with Netflix.”