The late Seve Ballesteros had movie star-like charisma, so it’s fitting that his story could soon be coming to the silver screen. A draft of a screenplay about the legendary golfer’s formative years has been completed, and it already has a producer, Englishman Stephen Evans, whose credits include The Madness of King George. The biopic could go into production as early as next year, according to Geoffrey McNab of The Independent:
Evans describes Seve as a Cinema Paradiso-style drama set in the world of golf.Antonio Banderas: Javier Bardem: Goyas Andy Garcia:
"He came from a very proud background, an impoverished background, and he ended up marrying into the richest, (most) wealthy business, aristocratic family in Spain," the producer explained.
Desperate times drove Couples to make the trek to Dusseldorf, Germany, for a treatment known as Orthokine therapy. Developed by orthopedic surgeon Peter Wehling and molecular biologist Julio Reinecke, the procedure involves using proteins derived from the patient's blood as medication. During a five-day regimen, Couples made six office visits.Tweet of the day @PaulStankowski:
"Takes 20 minutes for this procedure every day, and he talks to you for 10 minutes, and you go on your way," Couples said.
One of the patients who preceded Couples by a week, he said, was Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who was treating an arthritic right knee. Fellow golfer Vijay Singh went in for back treatment a few days after Couples and offered this testimonial: "It's worked miracles." Among the other reported patients of Wehling are former Rockets All-Star Tracy McGrady and Pope John Paul II.
"I felt better after seeing this guy than I felt when I was 30," Couples said. "It was bizarre."