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FX'S DIG AT NBC? MOVIE ON SLOC SCANDAL TO AIR BEFORE GAMES
Published November 3, 2000
Twentieth Century Fox "is making a TV movie" about the SLOC bid scandal, according to Linda Fantin of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. The two-hour film's tentative title is "Let the Games Begin," a reference to the show's air date on FX, just before the Games start in February 2002. Film Producer Bonnie Raskin said that she "isn't out to embarrass" Welch, Salt Lake City or the Games, but to "tell a story of innocence lost and winning at all costs." Raskin: "This is not just a movie where you pick the rock up and see the squirmy stuff underneath." Asked who should play former SLOC CEO Tom Welch in the movie, Raskin said, "We're thinking Brian Dennehy or John Goodman" (S.L. TRIBUNE, 11/3). The film's screenwriters include Christopher Ames and Caroline Shelby, who also wrote "Class Action," a '91 courtroom drama starring Gene Hackman (DESERET NEWS, 11/2).