The story of Sam Brown is going to be told on the big screen. Just months after Rolling Stone wrote a feature story titled “Death of a Freerider” about Brown, Jason Priestley has optioned the rights to turn the story into a movie, Variety reports.
The 24-year -old Brown, who appeared in New World Disorder 3 and was known for building incredible stunts, like the Deconstructed Wheel, was apprehended earlier this year after flying a helicopter loaded with drugs from Canada into the United States. He then committed suicide while being held in a Washington jail.
According to the Variety report, Priestley plans to start shooting the film by the end of next year.
Click here for the Variety story.
CBC TV in Canada is airing a separate story on Brown tonight. Click here for the trailer. The full story will also be available online after the initial airing.