World Trade Center screenwriter Andrea Berloff is finalizing negotiations to adapt the story of the Fugees, a youth soccer club comprising international refugees, for Universal.
The story revolves around Luma Mufleh, a Jordan-born woman who coaches soccer teams in Clarkston, Ga., where refugee families from the around the world have settled. The kids, many extremely poor, find success and camaraderie under the coach’s tutelage.
Stuber/Parent’s Scott Stuber and Mary Parent are producing with Kennedy/Marshall’s Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. Tom Lassally is executive producer.