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Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig has biopic on deck from Brett Ratner
Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig has biopic on deck from Brett Ratner

The story of ballplayer Yasiel Puig's harrowing journey from Cuba to the United States seems tailor-made for the big screen, with its shady smugglers, speeding cigarette boats and one heck of a Hollywood ending. Brett Ratner would seem to agree. His RatPac Entertainment has acquired the rights to Jesse Katz's recent Los Angeles magazine article chronicling Puig's story, "Escape From Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodgers," according to the Hollywood Reporter. Katz's article, published earlier this month, details how Puig tried to escape from his native Cuba several times, finally succeeding with the help a shady sponsor and smugglers working for a Mexican drug cartel, who took...

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