"Tom did an incredible job and it was very successful for him, on the New York Times best-seller list for a long time. I contacted him after I read and said, 'Tom, there's a movie in here. I can't tell the whole story, but I would love to get the movie rights for your book.' He was very generous. He said, 'It's your dad's story, the story of your family.' I set to work and began writing it seven years ago. I got a call from my co-writer, Nick Slatkin, who went to high school with my brother, Chad. We are still tweaking it. The script is never completely finished, but we're getting there and we'll probably continue to make changes."