Further expanding his producing efforts, Nicholas Sparks will be bringing the true story of sports heroes Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo to the big screen! Nicholas and his producing partner, Theresa Park, have acquired the rights to Sayers' memoirs "I Am Third" and "Sayers: My Life And Times" and will partner with Michael Costigan to give life to the iconic story of friendship.

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