Daniel James Brown talks George Clooney adaptation and the enduring power of ‘The Boys in the Boat’

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The Seattle Times

SEATTLE — Ever since local writer Daniel James Brown’s megabestselling nonfiction book “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics” came out in 2013, there’s been a constant question: What about the movie? There’s no question that the book’s true story — of the young University of Washington rowing team that made its way to the Berlin Olympics in the shadow of Hitler, and miraculously prevailed — is incredibly cinematic. But despite the movie rights being sold even before the book’s publication, it’s been a long wait. Now things finally seem to be m…

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