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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Geddy Lee and Dave Bidini's Baseballissimo movie
10:42AM EST | comments (10) |

Back in June we learned that Geddy Lee had optioned the film and TV rights to Dave Bidini's 2005 book Baseballissimo. Bidini is a Canadian musician, author and founding member of the Rheostatics who is also good friends with Geddy. The book details Bidini's story of his travels to the small town of Nettuno, the baseball capital of Italy since 1944. Plans for making a movie based on the book are moving forward, and this Winnipeg Free Press interview with Bidini from today's edition provides a few more details:

... in 2004 [Bidini] followed around an Italian minor league baseball team in Baseballissimo, which is being made into a movie. ... "Geddy Lee holds the option for the book, so he's the representative for the world. He and the producer are out there trying to find the right writer. The idea is to have a screenwriter in place before the World Series ends and once that gets underway we'll look for directors," says Bidini, who feels too close to the project to sign up as the screenwriter himself. ...

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#10 - Posted 10/7/10 @6:38PM by double-agent [contact]

LMAO @ #9! :D
#9 - Posted 10/7/10 @4:34PM by M next 2 I next 2 K next 2 E [contact]

I heard that if you turn the volume all the way down on the movie 'The Natural' put on 'Hold Your Fire', start them both at the same time, they're synched together. It's freaky.......okay I just made it up.
#8 - Posted 10/7/10 @4:01PM by Presto_a RUSH fan_06-08-90 [contact]

I am happy for Geddy and I hope this all works out.

That being said, the selfish part of me wants his sole professional focus to be RUSH!
#7 - Posted 10/7/10 @1:31PM by double-agent [contact]

I see a baseball movie in my future...LOL! :)
#6 - Posted 10/7/10 @11:47AM by RushFanForever [contact]

I think Geddy should get the Coen brothers to do the film since he has mentioned in a couple of interviews that he is a fan of theirs.

Geddy's brother Alan Weinrib would be a good candidate as well.
#5 - Posted 10/7/10 @11:41AM by double-agent [contact]

Hey! He really IS a "base" player...LOL! :D
#4 - Posted 10/7/10 @11:37AM by bcrico [contact]

or is it "Third Bass" ?
#3 - Posted 10/7/10 @11:37AM by bcrico [contact]

Third base!
#2 - Posted 10/7/10 @11:03AM by mark one [contact]

hey im second i love baseball and rush
#1 - Posted 10/7/10 @10:51AM by M next 2 I next 2 K next 2 E [contact]

Hey I'm first? i love baseball....and Rush!

Ha

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