How The Outsiders Came To Be
on 09 March 2013
In 1980, on behalf of her class, California school teacher Jo
Ellen Misakian sent Francis Ford Coppola a letter—along with a petition signed by
110 of her students—in an effort to encourage the legendary director
to make a move adaptation of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders. After a brief written exchange between producer Roos and Misakian, it actually worked.