I've been getting ready to tackle my very first screenplay ever, a biopic about a gambler/hustler from the 20's and 30's in the South. But then my husband brought up a very good point- Is this going to be a completely original screenplay, or am I wanting to make a screen adaptation of the biography that inspired this project? I'm fairly new at this area of writing, though I've got a strong theatre background and am very comfortable around stage and film scripts. What do you folks think? What challenges am I looking at with either option? Thanks in advance!