John Lee Hancock to Direct ELECTRIC BOY GENIUS

     November 9, 2010


John Lee Hancock, who directed last year’s Best Picture nominee The Blind Side, has signed on to helm Electric Boy Genius for Disney.  The film is based on a 2002 GQ article written by Andrew Corsello, which tells the story of Ryan Patterson.  Described by Deadline as a “real life Doogie Howser,” Patterson was already “building robots by the time he was in high school and developing innovations like an electronic sign-language translator.”

In 2001, Patterson won the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which landed him a job working in aerospace robotics for Lockheed Martin. Screenwriter Doug Wright (Quills), who has also won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for his theater work, will write the script.

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