HBO Wants to Play Ball with "The Art of Fielding"

HBO Wants to Play Ball with "The Art of Fielding"

HBO continues to pile on the upcoming projects. On the heels of a team-up with author Tom Perrotta, plus the continued work on Aaron Sorkin's More As This Story Develops, the network has picked up the rights to the soon-released novel The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.

Based at a fictional Midwestern university, The Art of Fielding follows a college baseball star and how one errant throw from him changes the life of five people: the star, his gay teammate and best friend, the team captain, the college's president and his daughter.

No writer is yet attached, but uber-producer Scott Rudin will handle things as EP. Harbach is on the show as a consultant.

[via Variety]

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