Casey Affleck feels that the story of Texas Rangers baseball player Josh Hamilton is worth making a movie out of, as Deadline reports that Affleck wants to direct a film about him. Indeed, it could make a pretty good flick.
As a young baseball player serving in the minor leagues, Hamilton was in a severe car accident that left both of his parents and himself severely injured. Though everyone involved made a complete recovery, Hamilton then found himself starting to use excessive amounts of drugs and alcohol, starting with cocaine and eventually crack. In and out of rehab, he ended up failing drug tests and was suspended from baseball for his behaviour and eventually got kicked out. After years of hard work and rehab, however, Hamilton fought his way back, was re-invited to the majors, and is now considered one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball.
It’s quite a story, and would mark Affleck’s narrative feature debut (following the semi-fictional I’m Still There).