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INFINITY CHAINED TO `MIKE THE BIKE'
2006-03-02 10:52 (New York)

By TATIANA SIEGEL
The Hollywood Reporter
Infinity Media, which produced the Oscar-nominated
``Capote,'' has set up its next film, ``Mike the
Bike,'' based on another real-life character.

Penned by Paul Pender, the film chronicles the life of
British motorcycle champion Mike Hailwood, who won the
World Championship 10 times in the 1960s and '70s
before being forced to retire after a crash left him
partially crippled. Nicknamed ``Mike the Bike'' by his
fans, the late Hailwood's story still enjoys worldwide
recognition, particularly in the U.K.

Infinity's Michael Ohoven, who produced "Capote",
said the film ``fits perfectly into Infinity's vision
of developing and producing high-quality, commercially
driven films with broad international
appeal.''

Hailwood was honored with the George Medal, Queen
Elizabeth's highest civilian award for bravery, for
rescuing a fellow racer from a fiery crash.

Pender called Hailwood's life story ``a profile of one
of the most courageous sportsmen who ever lived.''

The project was brought to Infinity by writer-producer
Pender, who obtained the life rights from Hailwood's
widow, Pauline, this year.




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by the by, The World's Fastest Indian is in portland ME starting tomorrow, till the 18th . . . .
 

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matt and i just saw "the world's fastest indian" and it's really good.

i think it made matt cry, though he denies it.

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