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Thursday
Oct062011

Seve, The Movie?

Thanks to reader Chris for Geoffrey McNab's story on the film planned and focusing on Seve's formative years.

Fans know him as one of the game's greatest ever escape artists: a player who put himself in trouble and then delighted in getting out of it.

He was the fist-pumping Spanish golfing prodigy and Ryder Cup hero.

He could play wonder shots out of car parks and from behind trees.

Now, Seve Ballesteros's story is to be told on film by Stephen Evans, the award-winning British producer of The Madness of King George and The Wings of the Dove.

The production, to be titled Seve, will concentrate on the formative years of the golfing maestro, who died this summer aged 54.

"We're dealing essentially with his youth from the age of 16 to 19," Evans said. "Unless you understand his youth, you'll never understand Ballesteros and you'll never give him the sympathy that he merits."

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Reader Comments (3)

Hmmm...a golfey version of "Walk the Line"?
10.7.2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
The big problem is: though he was a brilliant golfer, no one liked him.
10.7.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBdub
What I can wait to see is which dark-haired actor will try to replicate a professional golfer's swing while possessing no athletic ability whatsoever. Oh wait, perhaps they can get Gary McCord to "instantly teach" the star a high-level move.... just like he did with Kevin Costner in "Tip Cup." Or get the guy who worked with Jim Cazaviel in "Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius."

Two PERFECT examples of why people who like sports just flat-out HATE sports movies: they completely insult our intelligence.
10.8.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBenSeattle

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