For some time now, Tom Sandler (Ruth Lowe’s son) and I have been working to finalize an agreement with the company we’ve selected to produce the feature film about Ruth’s life, based on my book, “Until I Smile At You”. Well, after way too many months of legal interpretations, alterations and revisions, it looks like we’re finally there: ready for signing.
Have to tell you, I’m thrilled to have all the contract stuff behind us. I’m a creative soul, and what turns me on is contributing to the “pitch deck” and shooting script that will lead up to casting key roles in the film. Who will play Ruth Lowe? Who will embody the young, brash Sinatra? Who will be the disciplinarian Tommy Dorsey? etc.
It's never been far from my mind that in the 1940s, MGM had wanted to make a film about Ruth’s life. Judy Garland was being touted to star, and she would have done a wonderful job of capturing Ruth’s spirit and talent. But the film never got off the ground (Ruth’s new husband kiboshed it, feeling she ought to focus her time on raising her new family, not on her past exploits).
But now we have the opportunity before us. Lady Gaga as Ruth Lowe??? I think she’d be outstanding.
I’ll keep you up to date in this space as things develop. But gotta tell ya, I’m pumped!