Former Cowboy to get movie made about life
MAR 05, 2013 4:10p ET
The entertainment news site Deadline reports that Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to a movie about the life of Jesse Holley, who won a reality TV show competition that eventually earned him a spot on the Dallas Cowboys.
Holley was the winner of the 4th And Long reality show hosted by former Cowboys great Michael Irvin. The winner got a chance to try out for the Cowboys in training camp and Holley managed to stick with the team for two seasons, 2010-11.
Irvin is an executive producer for the movie project, which will focus on Holley's life growing up in poverty and working as a security guard before realizing his NFL dream.
Holley played receiver but was mainly a special teams contributor during his time with the Cowboys. His best season was 2011 when he caught seven passes for 169 yards and no touchdowns.
Holley's most famous catch ended up a yard shy of the goal line. He hauled in a 77-yard pass in overtime at San Francisco to set up the game-winning field goal.
The movie's script will be written by Randy Brown, who also wrote the baseball-oriented Clint Eastwood film Trouble With The Curve. The film will be directed by the team of Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, who together won the 2012 Oscar for Best Documentary for Undefeated, about a inner-city high school football team.
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