Ratner's RatPac Entertainment will produce a big-screen take on Jesse Katz' Los Angeles magazine article "Escape From Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodgers" with Beau Flynn.

In a heated competition, Brett Ratner and his RatPac Entertainment have acquired the rights to Jesse Katz’ article Escape From Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodgers.

Ratner will produce the big-screen take with Beau Flynn via his FlynnPictureCo. banner.

The article, which appeared earlier this month in Los Angeles magazine, chronicles Dodgers superstar Puig's repeated attempts to escape his home country of Cuba. He finally succeeded when a wealthy but shady sponsor arranged for smugglers working for one of Mexico’s murderous drug cartels to pick Puig up in a speed boat and take him to the Yucatan Peninsula. But when his backer allegedly did not immediately pay the agree-upon fee, the smugglers held Puig captive for almost three weeks. His journey ended successfully -- he now has a seven-year, $42 million contract with the National League team – but the piece also highlighted the dangers for other Cubans trying to find a better life in the U.S.

RatPac's James Packer and John Cheng will executive produce.