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Josh Hamilton’s life to be turned into a movie

BY JOHN BOARMAN, syndication   

Josh Hamilton’s rise to the big leagues will be on the silver screen within the next few year. Photo by: Keith Allison / Flickr

It was only a matter of time. Josh Hamilton’s journey to the major leagues will be detailed in an upcoming movie from Relativity Media.

Relativity has a deal with Hamilton, along with a deal for Casey Affleck to write and direct the picture, according to Deadline.

Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk will produce along with The Walsh Company’s Kevin Walsh. Thunder Road’s Kent Kubena will executive produce and Hamilton and his wife Katie will co-produce along with Hamilton’s business manager Steve Reed. 

Relativity has also closed a deal for rights to the book that Hamilton co-authored according to Deadline. The book titled ‘Beyond Belief: Finding The Strength To Come Back’ was published in 2010.

The story of Hamilton will likely center around his struggle with drugs and his eventual return to baseball after being kicked out for three full  years. (more…)