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The "Wind" Blows Hard at Universal

July 10, 2007 (7:33 am) GMT
Universal Pictures will make a film adaptation of a Buzz Bissinger article for the August issue of Vanity Fair entitled "Gone Like the Wind" with Peter Berg at helm.

Setting up a touching drama, Universal Pictures is about to develop a new film feature titled "Gone Like the Wind" based on the Buzz Bissinger article for the August issue of Vanity Fair of which rights it has successfully optioned.

Telling about the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro that bolted out of the gate and almost immediately shattered one of its rear forelegs, the article concerns the attempts made by the horse's owners Gretchen and Roy Jackson, trainer Michael Matz, and veterinary surgeon Dean Richardson to come up with a humane way to stabilize the injury and keep the horse alive.

In turning the material to the big screen, Universal reportedly has appointed New York-born filmmaker Peter Berg to handle directing matters as well as to produce via his Film 44 shingle alongside Sarah Aubrey. Berg, who is also set to helm "" for the studio, is Bissinger's cousin and previously co-wrote plus directed 2004's "", a movie adaptation hit of the journalist's book of the same name.

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