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Kid Delicious Limited Series In Works by Todd Robinson and Rocky Lang – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: The story of pool phenomenon Danny Basavich (aka Kid Delicious) is in the works for the small screen. Emmy-winning writer Todd Robinson (white squall) and producer Rocky Lang acquired the lifetime rights to Basavich to develop an eight-episode limited series.

Basavich grew up in Manalapan Township, New Jersey. An innocent child turned international billiard con artist, Basavich finally had to turn to the pro pool when his impressive talent was revealed via the internet. No one would play it for money. He acquired the nickname Kid Delicious after defeating a player nicknamed Kid Vicious.

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“Over two years ago Robinson traveled to New Jersey to spend time with Danny and his family and has remained in close contact with them ever since in hopes of acquiring the much sought-after rights to it. inspiring tale of the ultimate turmoil, ”said a representative for Robinson.

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Robinson will write the series and Lang will produce.

“Danny Basavich aka Kid Delicious and the entire Basavich family are delighted to be working exclusively with writer / director Todd Robinson and producer Rocky Lang,” a member of the Basavich family said in a statement provided to Deadline. “We are fully confident in their expertise and understanding of Danny’s many trials and tribulations, from bullying as a teenager, to restoring his confidence and overcoming depression when he discovered his natural talent for overpowering. billiard game. He became a road player to seek out new competitions and traveled to almost every state for five years. Then, after becoming too well known on the road, he turned to professional gaming. He competed in professional tournaments against the best players in the world to become No.1. It will be exciting to bring his story to the screen.

The project reunites Robinson and Lang who worked together on the 1996 feature film White squall, directed by Ridley Scott, which Robinson co-wrote and co-produced with Lang. Robinson won a Primetime Emmy Award for The legend of Billy the Kidd. He recently wrote and directed the acclaimed 2019 Vietnam War film The last full measure with Sebastian Stan and Christopher Plummer. On the television side, he was co-executive producer on the sixth season of Dick Wolf’s Chicago PD

Valarie Phillips of A3 Artists and Signature Ltd Management negotiated the transaction on behalf of Robinson and Lang.

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