Boden and Fleck Making Dominican Baseball Film


Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the team behind Half Nelson, will write and direct a movie about Dominican baseball.

Sugar will look at the promise and broken dreams of a Dominican baseball prospect plucked from his native country to play in the U.S. minor-league system.

Sugar is set to go into production in the Dominican and Midwest in late summer, with Fleck and producers currently scouting locations and seeking castmembers, some of whom could be nonpros.

The story is a fictional tale based on creators’ research; it focuses on Miguel “Sugar” Santos, a teenager who ends up far from home playing for a team in the Midwest after showing baseball aptitude in his native country.