TWC snaps up The Boys in the Boat

From DHD – Cue the triumphant music, because The Weinstein Company has snapped up screen rights to The Boys in the Boat, a non-fiction book by Daniel James Brown that tells the story of The University of Washington’s 8-man rowing team, who back in 1936 beat out all the elite Ivy League crew teams for the honor of representing the United States at the Olympics – and then they went on to win the gold.

WME made the deal based on a 17-page proposal; the book isn’t set up at a publishing house yet, but several are circling.

Admit it – we’re all suckers for a good underdog sports story…