Alternate Titles: Pep
Thomas Ian Nicholas
Rob Sciglimpaglia, Toni D'Antonio, Lou Martini, Jr., Joseph Pepitone, Thomas Ian Nicholas
Joseph Pepitone, Billy Pepitone
Joe Pepitone, a working class kid from Brooklyn, sets his sights high for fame and success in baseball. This young baseball prodigy’s talents take him to the top of the world. Overcoming an abusive father and a near fatal shooting, he becomes a New York Yankee star winning a World Series his rookie year. But the lure of fame was too much of a temptation for his inner demons and Joe was dragged so far down, he hit rock bottom. Striking out at every turn, Joe threw it all away on drugs, women and wise guys. This true story tells the tale of his difficult journey and how after he loses it all, he returns to the one place he calls home and the one man who can help him turn it all around.
A true bio-pic, Pep will chronicle Joe Pepitone’s life story while showcasing some of the greatest baseball footage on screen. A history lesson for Yankees fans and baseballs fans all around, this film will . In the vain of Eight Men Out, 42, The Natural and 61, Thomas Ian Nicholas brings his own authentic history and knowledge from Rookie of the Year to the helm directing.
In the words of Walt Whitman, "Baseball is our game, the American game. It will repair our losses and be a blessing to us."
Feel transported back to the ballparks of your youth with the telling of this moving story.
Script (WGA 1423820), Pitch Deck, One Sheet, Budget, Investment Outline
* Financing Co-Production / Pre-Sales Needed for Series
** Own Life Rights-Under Contract
*** Have MLB Backing