HBO has purchased the movie rights to “Game of Shadows,” the book by Lance Williams (left) and Mark Fainaru-Wada (right), Daily Variety reports. HBO has assigned the project to director Ron Shelton, whose sports-film directing credits include “Bull Durham,” the Ty Cobb feature “Cobb,” “Tin Cup” and “White Men Can’t Jump.” Fainaru-Wada and Williams broke the Bonds story at the Chronicle. Fainaru-Williams has moved on to ESPN. The amount HBO paid hasn’t been disclosed. (Photo credit: Brad Mangin, Sports Illustrated)

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