The Kidd here...
Casey Affleck is set up to write and direct a biopic about current Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, after Hamilton entrusted the rights to his story to Thunder Road Pictures, according to Deadline.
Hamilton has lived the type of overcoming the odds story that sports films are usually made of, making this perfect source material to be turned into a Hollywood feature. The 2010 American League MVP and former #1 overall draft pick in 1999 overcame a tremendous substance abuse problem, including smoking crack at one point, and what seemed like a waste of talent before finding religion and turning his life around. He got another chance at baseball, and has helped lead the Rangers to back-to-back World Series appearances.
There's no timetable as to how quickly this untitled pic may come together, but it looks like Warner Bros. is going to get first look at it before it gets shopped around everywhere else. This is one of those feel good stories that has box office dollars written all over it...
I'm most curious as to who they might find to play Hamilton.
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