2016 was truly a historic season for baseball, and particularly for the Chicago Cubs and their die-hard fan base (Cubs fans are some of the most loyal in the sport), winning their first World Series since 1908.

Now the film about that historic win, Teammate, is moving forward. Australian director/writer/producer Shane Abbess (The Osiris Child, and Gabriel), a major baseball fan, has signed on to direct. There is also talk that legendary Cubbie, Bill Murray, will be playing the team's manager, Joe Maddon, but that has not yet been confirmed.

Chicago native Ted Field is producing Teammate through his production company, Radar Pictures, and is based on David Ross and Don Yaeger's bookTeammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages”. Ross was catcher for 15 years – his career culminating in the unbelievable 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7.

Not much else is known about Teammate right now, but stay tuned to The 405 for more as we hear it.