The guy on the left of the image above is the late surfer Jay Moriarty and the guy on the right is director Curtis Hanson who hasn’t made any film since the 2007 romantic drama Lucky You starring Drew Barrymore and Eric Bana, which wasn’t quite an achievement considering the director did bring us such classics as L.A. Confidential and 8 Mile. Production Weekly tweeted that Hanson is going to direct Moriarty biopic.
The current title is JAY MORIARTY, no one has been cast to play the surfer wonderboy but Sean Penn is attached to star as Moriarty’s mentor, Rick ‘Frosty’ Hesson.
Moriarty died short of his 23rd birthday back in 2001, he drowned while free-diving alone in the Maldives. Go to surfline.com for more on his biography.