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Derek Sanderson story coming to big screen

We’re apparently not alone in thinking that the life and times of Derek Sanderson would be fodder for a good biopic. We got word Monday that actor/director/producer Edward Burns is working with “Akeelah and the Bee” writer/director Doug Atchison on a film about the flamboyant former Bruins player. (The film’s being produced by Tenth Green Productions along with Burns and Aaron Lubin’s company Marlboro Road Gang.)

Burns, who may be best known for his indie film “The Brothers McMullen,” will play Sanderson’s father, Harold Sanderson, and also coproduce. “Derek’s story is one of tragedy, triumph, and battle-tested bonds with his family and teammates,” Burns said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with Doug on this incredible project.”

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