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Autistic teen's story picked up by Columbia Pictures

Updated: June 14, 2006, 8:05 PM ET
By Sam Alipour | Special to ESPN.com

After hitting six 3-pointers in the final minutes of Greece Athena High School's home basketball finale, autistic team manager Jason McElwain was hoisted onto his teammates' shoulders, courted by the press, and feted by President Bush.

Now, the 17-year-old national icon is going Hollywood.

"Spiderman" producer Laura Ziskin will produce the film based on J-Mac's life for Columbia Pictures. Magic Johnson and Mary Martin are also attached as producers in some capacity, and two-time Oscar ...

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