Movie to be made about Josh Hamilton | Baseball Notebook
The Texas Rangers outfielder, who survived drug and alcohol abuse to become one of baseball's top players, agreed to a creation of a film about his life.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton and his wife, Katie, confirmed Friday they have agreed to the creation of a feature film about his life.
In a statement, the Hamiltons said they were approached by actor/director Casey Affleck and Thunder Road Pictures.
"While they are not involved with the actual Hollywood pitching process," the statement read, "the Hamiltons will be an integral part of the film's creative direction and accuracy as the project develops."
Hamilton was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1999 draft, but became addicted to alcohol and cocaine in the minor leagues.
Traded by Cincinnati to Texas before the 2008 season, he won the 2010 AL MVP award and has helped the Rangers make consecutive World Series appearances. He is hitting .327 this season with 22 home runs, including four in one game.
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