'House M.D.' Producer Will Adapt Photographer Memoir 'Double Take'
by Ethan Anderton
July 7, 2011
After executive producing the medical drama "House M.D." it looks like Katie Jacobs will be making the move to feature films as a director for her next endeavor. Deadline reports the TV producer is set to direct an adaptation of Kevin Michael Connolly's memoir Double Take, which is currently out to writers to pen the script. X-Games competitors are already impressive enough in their physical prowess, but Connolly is a ski champion and skateboarder who was born without legs. Noticing all of the people staring at him and his disability, Connolly decided to turn the camera on his watchers and created his own photography exhibition.
He started taking the photos in his early 20's while traveling in Europe and the photos have since become a traveling exhibit that has even appeared at the Smithsonian. In the book he also recalls how his father and grandfather, inspired by several seasons of "MacGyver," engineered numerous devices to help the growing boy manage everyday tasks, from using light switches to pitching in on chores. Sounds like this could be quite an inspiring and powerful story. Jacobs herself is experienced behind the camera already having directed several episodes of "House M.D." so this should be a walk in the park for the longtime producer.