ESPN Prepares to Crack ‘Code’

LOS ANGELES ESPN has taken the wraps off Code Breakers, its sixth original entertainment movie.

Based on the true story of the 1951 Army football team and the expulsion of 83 cadets for their role in an elaborate cheating scheme, the movie bows on Dec. 10 at 9 p.m. on the flagship network and ESPNU.

Scott Glenn stars as legendary Army football coach Red Blaik, whose own son was expelled from West Point for breaking the academy’s vaunted honor code.

Production kicks off June 6 in Toronto.

Cable sports network ESPN is based in Bristol, Conn.