Walt Disney Pictures has hired The Blind Side helmer John Lee Hancock to direct biopic Electric Boy Genius, reports Variety.
Doug Wright (Quills) is writing the script for the film that is based on a 2002 GQ article profiling Ryan Patterson, an electricity guru who won the International Science and Engineering Fair in 2001. Andrew Corsello wrote the story.
Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi will produce.
Hancock previously wrote and directed The Rookie and The Alamo.