Paralympic medalist to star in Hollywood Movie

Superstar film writer Robert Knott has signed on to write the biopic film of three-time Paralympic medalist and FINIS-sponsored athlete, Brad Snyder.

Snyder is a former U.S. Navy Officer who lost his sight after being hit by an IED during a tour in Afghanistan in 2011. He jumped back into swimming following several facial surgeries, and less than a year later was the star of the 2012 Paralympic Games, taking home two gold medals and one silver.

This past summer Snyder dominated the IPC World Swimming Championships, taking home 3 gold medals, all in meet record fashion. He is considered the best blind swimmer in the world.

Filming for the biopic will begin next summer, as Snyder prepares to qualify to compete in his second Paralympic Games.

Knott just recently finished working on project with Vince Vaughn and Universal Pictures and is currently writing a new show for FX. He is also a bestselling author.

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