Moe Norman will shoot a feature film about his life. And another Canadian sports legend will play a key role.
Wayne Gretzky and his wife Janet were announced Thursday as co-producers of the next film about one of golf’s most iconic figures. Norman, who died in 2004, has been called one of the greatest strikers of all time by players like Tiger Woods and Lee Trevino.
“We first got to know Moe through my dad, who was his great friend and constantly shared amazing stories of this larger-than-life character,” the Gretzkys said in a statement. , sometimes tattered clothes, worn shoes and visors, his repetitive speech and eccentric behavior. His story illustrates one of life’s great lessons: Be true to yourself. “
Known for his unorthodox swing and supernatural precision, Norman dominated the Canadian golf scene by winning 55 professional events, including the PGA Canadian Championships in 1966 and 1974. Although he was never officially diagnosed with autism, many thought he was part of the spectrum, which didn’t help during his short and unpleasant stint on the PGA Tour.
David Steinberg (Calm your enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Friends) and Robyn Todd (Inside the comedy, Sit comedy) are attached as executive producers with producer David Carver. Filming for the film is scheduled to begin in early summer 2022.
To learn more about Moe Norman’s incredible life and career, listen to our Local Knowledge podcast from last year: