particular: Radar Pictures has acquired the life rights to the two-time World Series of Poker main event champion Doyle Brunson, with plans to develop a biopic on the legendary player. of radar Justin Smith Will adapt the script from Brunson’s autobiography”godfather of pokerWhich he co-wrote with Mike Cochran.
Brunson was the first player to win $1 million in a poker tournament and has won ten WSOP bracelets throughout his career, tied for the second time behind Phil Helmuth’s sixteen bracelets with Johnny Chan and Phil Ivey. He is one of only four players to have won the main event in the World Series of Poker multiple times. Brunson was the first of six players to win both the WSOP Main Event and World Poker Tour titles. In January 2006, Bluff magazine voted Brunson as the most influential force in the world of poker and announced his retirement in 2018.
Smith said excitedly, “I have been sent many gambling and poker scripts. None of them have impressed me more than Doyle’s story. I know there is no better life story than Doyle’s. Having played the greatest poker game with, I’m extremely honored to be in a unique position to be able to tell their story and to accurately capture the environment from an insider’s perspective.
Smith and Ted Field will produce for Radar. Doyle Brunson, Brian Balsbaugh, Daniel Cates, Mike Svobodney, Mike McGuinness and David Oppenheim will executive produce.
Field continued, “I met Doyle for the first time when he was 88 years old. From the gleam of his eyes, I knew immediately that even at that age, with his sharp mind, he could still take any offer.” I can be formidable. If Doyle wants to bet with you, check it out. The story of his impossible life needs to be told with ups and downs and we at Radar are proud to have the chance to do it justice.
The radar is rebuilt by Buchwald. Doyle is represented by Brian Balsbagh of Poker Royalty.