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MLB Addict Josh Hamilton's Life to Hit Big Screen

One baseball star's tumultuous battle with addiction attracts big buzz—and big stars—in Hollywood.

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By McCarton Ackerman

06/25/12

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Josh Hamilton's story of overcoming his addictions to crack, cocaine and alcohol, and then returning to pro baseball better than ever, could have come straight out of a movie—and Hollywood producers seem to think so too. A feature film on the life of the Texas Rangers star is already in the works, with Casey Affleck taking on the role of writer-director and Thunder Road Pictures signing on for the flick. A statement from Hamilton and his wife Katie says that while they won't be involved in the Hollywood pitching process themselves, they will have "an integral part of the film's creative direction and accuracy as the project develops." As of now, the biggest issue in the film is finding an actor who physically matches Hamilton and can play the role. Will Ferrell's name was tossed around initially because he bears the closest resemblance in terms of facial structure—but unfortunately he doesn't have an athletic enough body. Other actors who may come out swinging include Channing TatumJesse Eisenberg of The Social Network and Cole Hauser of Good Will Hunting.

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