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‘Honor Thy Father’: Mark Harmon Options True-Crime Tale Of Texas Football Family

‘Honor Thy Father’: Mark Harmon Options True-Crime Tale Of Texas Football Family

Exclusive: Mark Harmon and his Wings Productions, along with Eric Tannenbaum and the Tannenbaum Company, have optioned the rights to Honor Thy Father, a true-crime tale of murder in a Texas football family that was published by Texas Monthly as a June 1998 feature article.

Angelo Pizzo, who wrote and produced the sports-based classics Hoosiers (1986) and Rudy (1993), is on board to adapt the 7,500-word magazine article to screenplay form. Tannenbaum and Harmon will produce alongside Pizzo, with Karen Samfilippo serving as associate producer.

This is a potential starring vehicle for Harmon provided schedule can be carved out of his production commitment to NCIS, the CBS series that launched in 2003 and has featured Harmon in the role of Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs in more than 370 episodes.

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