Depending on how you feel about sports, you may not have heard about a high school senior named Jason McElwain. He's the two-year manager of Greece, New York's Grace Athena High School basketball team, and is autistic. Last week, as a way of thanking him for his commitment to the team, the coach let Jason be in uniform for senior day. When Grace Athena found itself with a big lead in the fourth quarter, he put Jason into the first game of his career. The kid responded by scoring 20 points - including six threes - in four minutes, while his teammates and the crowd went completely insane.

Needless to say, the story - one in which everyone comes across as impossibly good-natured and down to earth - was quickly picked up by news outlets all over the country, and it was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling. And call they did: Jason's parents have reportedly heard from more than two dozen production companies, including Disney and Warner Brothers, as well as independent producers and documentarians. Eventually, the movie is bound to be made - this is one of those stories that's so great you really couldn't make it up. Plus, it's not a remake! No wonder studios are swarming.
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