At the moment, Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa is only the second most-famous Hopkins-affiliated brain surgeon. (The first being, of course, Ben Carson.) That might be about to change.This week, Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B announced its intentions to make a movie about the Hopkins brain surgeon’s life–and what a remarkable life it’s been. Dr. Q, as he is affectionately known, came to the U.S. from Mexico at age 19 and worked as a migrant cotton-picker as he learned English. He was also featured in the ABC News documentary series Hopkins.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the feature film will be written by Matt Lopez, who’s best known as the playwright who penned the Civil War drama The Whipping Man. The film is tentatively titled Dr. Q.
Watch Dr. Q tell his own story in this 2013 commencement address:
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