EXCLUSIVE: Gemfilms and Hole in One Productions have tapped Need for Speed writer George Gatins to script faith-based tale Golfing for God, adapted from the book Golfing for God: A Novel of Heaven and Earth by Roland Merullo. Story tracks ex-golfing pro Hank Fins-Winston, who travels back to Earth from Heaven accompanying God, in the form of a 35-year-old woman, to help Her boost her golf game and is called upon to resolve his own unfinished business. Meg Montagnino-Jarrett, Peter Sobiloff, Andy Zolot and Kerry Orent are producing for Gemfilms/Hole in One Productions. Gatins is coming off the automotive racing pic Need for Speed starring Aaron Paul and exec produced 2010’s She’s Out Of My League. He’s repped by UTA and attorney Fred Toczek. Murello is repped by Lynne Pleshette. The deal was negotiated by Peter Nichols of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman on behalf of the producers.
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