Warner Bros. Acquires Movie Rights to Develop Zach Sobiech ‘Fly a Little Higher’ Movie

Warner Bros. has acquired the movie rights to Laura Sobiech’s book about her son, Zach Sobiech,” titled “Fly a Little Higher, according to Variety.com.

Justin Baldoni, who directed the SoulPancake documentary about Zach, titled “My Last Day: Meet Zach Sobiech” will direct and produce the film, according to Variety.com.  The film will be titled “Clouds” after Zach’s hit farewell song, which now has more than 12 million Youtube views.

Laura Sobiech’s book “Fly a Little Higher” was released in May 2014 with the hopes that telling both sides of her family’s stories about Zach would help other families.

“The book isn’t as much about death as it is about life, love and hope,” Jeff Strickler of the Star Tribune wrote upon the book’s release. “While the relentless progression of the cancer is always present, Sobiech focuses more on everything else that was going on around it. There are passages that generate misty eyes, but also ones that draw laughter.

“Addressing “the innermost truths of the human heart,” Sobiech holds nothing back, openly exploring everything from the strain her son’s illness put on the rest of the family, to the anxiety that kept her awake at night, to the role her faith played in helping her cope. That includes the time she went to a movie with a friend, an evening she enjoyed immensely, only to come home to find Zach in agony.”


When Laura Sobiech decided to write the book, her friend Anne Greenwood Brown told her to write about the good, the bad and the ugly. To say the least, the memoir is inspirational.

Nearly a year after Zach’s death on May 20, 2013, SoulPancake released this follow-up video to My Last Days: Zach Sobiech.

This inspiring documentary, released on May 5, 2014, picked up one year after Zach’s passing, and followed his family, and friends as they adjusted to life without him.

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