Movie About Baseball Star Josh Hamilton in Development

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 12:30 pm

The story behind Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is a fascinating one and naturally it’s being turned into a movie. Deadline has the details on the deal as well as a chronicle of Hamilton’s history. Casey Affleck is set to write and direct the film.

“I truly think this guy’ story is one of the most inspiring stories I’ve ever read,” Iwanyk (producer) said. “It’s also tailor-made for a movie: it has the mythic quality of The Natural, the faith-based angle of The Blind Side, and faith is a major part of our story, and the romance of Walk the Line. Casey has totally captured those elements in his take for the movie. It is an extraordinary odyssey that took him from the depths of drug addiction, estrangement from his family, and suspension from baseball to a spectacular rebirth of his life, faith, marriage and major league career.”