A movie about the life of legendary Chicago newspaperman Mike Royko is shooting scenes in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin State Journal reports:
Over several days in the past week, a film crew from Royko's hometown of Chicago was in southeastern Wisconsin, shooting scenes for what they hope will be a half-hour dramatic film based on three of the almost 8,000 columns Royko wrote in his Pulitzer Prize-winning career at three Chicago newspapers.
The project is the effort of Norman Skul, a 48-year-old Chicago tech executive:
Skul thought translating some of Royko's best work to film might be a way to introduce the columnist, who died in 1997, to a new generation.
He contacted Royko's widow, Judy, about the project, and her response was positive. Skul also enlisted talented and enthusiastic students from Chicago's Columbia College Film and Video Department. No one is exactly sure where the finished product will end up. The Internet and film festivals are options.
Read the entire article here.
Watch footage of Royko talking softball at the Billy Goat Tavern: