Friday, June 22, 2012

Casey Affleck to bring From Drugs to God: The Josh Hamilton Story to the big screen.

Casey Affleck to Write and Direct Baseball Film -- Vulture

All-Star Hamilton via Deadline
Casey Affleck will write and direct a film on the outfielder's story. A producer says Hamilton's ascension is "tailor-made" for Hollywood and likens it to The Natural, The Blind Side, and Walk the Line, plus faith.
I want to be interested in this because it's baseball and there's a local connection -- Josh Hamilton played his high school ball in Raleigh. But, "Irresponsible, troubled kid who struggles with drug addiction makes it to the big leagues crediting belief in a socially acceptable, fairy tale" just doesn't appeal to me.

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