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Pic is based on the bestselling Daniel James Brown book The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and tells the underdog story of the University of Washington men’s rowing team. The squad defeated powerhouses like Harvard and Yale on its way to winning a gold medal over host Germany in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

The book was acquired by TWC and considered to be the plum project in its development arsenal before the company sank because of the scandal involving sexual assault and harassment charges leveled at co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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