GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Three years ago, Desmond Bishop had an idea for a movie. Still early in his NFL career, the Green Bay Packers' linebacker had no training or writing experience, but Bishop knew this was a story he wanted to tell.
That story idea has now become a legitimate movie script that is currently in the hands of some people at Lions Gate -- the studio that produced "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" and "The Hunger Games" -- and been introduced to the producers of the 2006 Academy Award-winning film, "Little Miss Sunshine."
Bishop even had a group of actors participate in a table read of his script recently.
"It was kind of unbelievable," Bishop told FOXSportsWisconsin.com this week. "To see something kind of start off as an idea one night that I started writing, then manifesting into 120 pages of a story with a beginning, middle and end, with actors actually reading it to get the flow, it was really rewarding.
"Almost everybody (at the table read) knew us, so there ...