BOSTON (CBS) – Pete Frates, the man whose fight inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge, will be portrayed in a new movie.

The Boston Globe reports Netflix is developing the film. Frates has been battling ALS since 2012.

Nancy Frates, Pete’s mother, said the movie has been a “long time coming.”

His promotion of the Ice Bucket Challenge sparked an online video craze that raised more than $200 million for ALS research.

Casey Affleck has signed on to produce the movie.


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