Untitled Derek Boogaard Project

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Status: Announced As of April 29, 2013

Announced: Intentions to make the movie; early in development. Focus has made a deal for the New York Times article "Punched Out: The Life And Death Of A Hockey Enforcer" by John Branch.

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TBA | Biography Drama

Derek Boogaard, a shy over-sized man, learns to use his fists to make it to the National Hockey League and becomes a renowned hockey enforcer. The hulking 6'7" and 270 pounds Boogaard becomes known as... more

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Producers

Sarah Aubrey
Peter Berg

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DIRECTOR

Peter Berg

Screenwriter

Ryan Condal

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Storyline

Derek Boogaard, a shy over-sized man, learns to use his fists to make it to the National Hockey League and becomes a renowned hockey enforcer. The hulking 6'7" and 270 pounds Boogaard becomes known as the Boogeyman, and rarely loses a fight while playing for the Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers. He gets addicted to painkillers from years of damage, and is found dead at age 28 after mixing prescription drugs with booze.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the "New York Times" article "Punched Out: The Life And Death Of A Hockey Enforcer" by John Branch. True story

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