Jul 6, 2022

Sports Content Studio Game1 Is Adapting USA Gymnastics Team Scandal From Memoir To The Big Screen

Sports content studio game1 has optioned film rights to attorney Rachael Denhollander’s memoir What Is a Girl Worth?: My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics.

Image Credit: Rachael Denhollander, left, and Janine Eser Personal Courtesy; Frances Janisch

Game1 has tapped Janine Eser to handle the screenplay adaptation of the harrowing memoir that details the abuses the girls of the USA Gymnastics team faced at the hands of Nassar. The film will follow Rachael Denhollander, as she recounts her life from the time she met former USA Gymnastics Team and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar, through the subsequent fight to bring justice for his serial abuse of young girls seeking medical care. Despite powerful institutions attempting to cover up his abuse, the one-time gymnast launched an investigation that would ultimately unmask one of the most prolific sexual abusers in modern recorded history, while building an army of survivors that would take him down. Following her leadership, more than 300 women participated in the criminal prosecution and sentencing of Nasser, leading to his life imprisonment.

Rachael Hollander’s courageous tenacity and ongoing advocacy helped to trigger a complete overhaul at both USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University. Many former executives and high-ranking officials faced numerous criminal charges for their complicity in covering up Larry Nassar’s abuse while also lying about what they knew. She was also instrumental in helping to secure a record-setting $500 million settlement with the University for Larry Nassar survivors in 2018, and a further $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics in 2021. 

While we wait on the development of the film you can read the memoir now. Click here to buy it.