"Dr. Q" will tell the story of Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, the director of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's brain tumor surgery program and a neurosurgery professor. The film is a production of Walt Disney Studios and Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B.
Quinones-Hinojosa crossed the border from Mexico illegally as a teenager and worked on farms in California, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He went on to attend Harvard Medical School and become a noted surgeon and researcher.
Plan B executives first heard Quinones-Hinojosa's story on a radio show nearly a decade ago, according to the story. Playwright Matthew Lopez is set to write the script.