The Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian-written biography of Tiger Woods that was released last year is being adapted into a scripted miniseries.
Benedict has partnered up with Wheelhouse Entertainment, according to Deadline.com, and the Woods’ biography will be one of the first projects the partners get to work on.
“As a rabid sports fan, I had seen Jeff’s byline and read much of his work, always impressed by his insights and access into some pretty rarefied worlds,”Brent Montgomery, the CEO of Wheelhouse Entertainment, said, “but when I picked up Tiger Woods, I saw what a true force Jeff really is – and a compelling way to bring the Tiger Woods story to life as one of the most moving in sports history.
Tiger Woods’ life & career will soon be the subject of a new miniseries. 🏌️♂️ pic.twitter.com/z7iCAjOnMR
— Studio 10 (@Studio10au) May 22, 2019
“(Intellectual property) is becoming more important than ever before, and to partner with a writer of Jeff’s caliber – someone who nails perfectly the experience and emotion behind epic people and their stories – is a huge win for Wheelhouse. It’s an enormously rich pool from which to create exciting projects in and around sports, and other high-intensity environments. We are ecstatic to be in the Jeff Benedict business.”
The biography, simply titled Tiger Woods, became a New York Times best-seller and will be the point project for Benedict and Wheelhouse, which will include both scripted and unscripted television and film projects.
“As a journalist, I let stories lead me on a journey,” Benedict said. “One of the thrills of being a writer is encountering the unexpected along the way. Even after doing this for over 20 years, I still get a charge out of meeting new people whose narratives surprise and inspire me. That’s exactly what happened when I met Brent and the Wheelhouse team. They are entrepreneurs on a mission to build audio and visual platforms for storytellers and creators. The opportunity to partner with them is a writer’s dream. I am eager to see where this new story and professional chapter takes us both.”