River Rock Entertainment, LLC, acquires motion picture rights to book by Pawnee author
Published by Holy Cow! Press in 2002, “60 Feet Six Inches” tells the story of Mose YellowHorse, the first full-blooded Indian to play major league baseball. The book chronicles Mose’s bittersweet childhood, his transient career in baseball, his 15-year bout with alcoholism, and his eventual restoration to a place as a beloved elder in the Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.
Fuller is currently writing the screenplay adaptation with his wife and writing partner, Randi LeClair. Mark Marshall will produce with brother and River Rock co-founder, Mike Marshall.
“Todd’s book captured the life of Mose YellowHorse in a unique and powerful way,” Mark said. There are strong themes of overcoming personal tragedies and redemption, themes which Mike and I believe will resonate deeply with audiences worldwide.”
In addition to being a published author, Todd Fuller is the president of Pawnee Nations College in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Randi LeClair is a writer and an actress, appearing in the independent film, “American Indian Graffiti.” She is currently a graduate student in the University of Oklahoma’s Master of Professional Writing Program.
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