The Pitcher Signs with Gigantic Pictures

Novelist William Hazelgrove has signed with veteran producer Ed Bates of Gigantic Pictures to produce his Award Winning novel.

Online PR News – 20-May-2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles, CA, May 20, 2014 -- Novelist William Hazelgrove has teamed up with veteran producers Edward Bates and Rochelle Bates of Gigantic Pictures ( for a film adaptation of his award-winning novel, THE PITCHER.

The story of a broken-down World Series pitcher and a Latino boy with a golden arm and the dream of playing baseball took Bates by surprise: "This book really made me feel something...I wanted to get a screenplay written as soon as possible."

Ed Bates, producer of such movies as KINGDOM COME and THE LAST TIME I COMMITTED SUICIDE, and the television mini-series FALLEN, is excited by the project. Bates said, "Itís the ROCKY of baseball movies."

THE PITCHER by best-selling novelist William Hazelgrove was published last year, and was immediately picked as a Junior Library Guild Selection. Hazelgrove's sixth novel, REAL SANTA, is due out in fall, 2014.

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