HARRISBURG -- The story of Gettysburg College basketball player Cory Weissman is about to become a movie.
Gettysburg College announced Wednesday that production of "1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story" will begin in October.
The film will star Beau Bridges as Bullets basketball coach George Petrie.
David Henrie will play Weissman, who suffered a catastrophic stroke as a freshman at Gettysburg College; but through his will and determination returned to the court for one remarkable moment in the last game of his senior year -- scoring a point from the free throw line.
"For all those who still see sports as a worthwhile pursuit, a metaphor for life and who sometimes find in our college athletes those qualities we all aspire to…Cory Weissman's story of personal determination and the sportsmanship exhibited by his coach, his teammates and the opposing team will make for a remarkable movie experience," said producers Bruce Gordon and Bob Burris in a statement.
Weissman's remarkable comeback was first chronicled by CBS 21 News.
The film is a production of Gettysburg Great Productions, LLC, a subsidiary of Gettysburg College, according to the school.