With Transformers: Age of Extinction opening in the US, Jack Reynor’s star is set to rise massively, and other filmmakers are already looking to him for other project. That includes director Casey Affleck, who Deadline says wants him for his untitled biopic of Josh Hamilton.
Casey Affleck has been working on the movie since 2012, with the film based on Hamilton’s book, Beyond Belief: Finding The Strength To Come Back, which chronicles the athletes comeback from a crack cocaine addiction to become one of baseball’s top players.
Josh Hamilton was the first player chosen in the 1999 Major League Baseball draft. However his addictions to alcohol and cocaine held him back, even getting to the point where he was hiding cocaine inside his baseball uniform. Eventually he was banned from baseball and kicked out by his wife. Aafter hitting rock bottom he ended cleaning toilets and mowing grass at a baseball facility to make ends meet.
He eventually started his road to recovery, petitioning the commissioner for one final chance. In 2007, he was signed by the Cincinatti Reds, but it wasn’t until he was traded to the Texas Rangers in 2008 that he began to blossom into one of the league’s best players. His rocky rise to stardom was highlighted by a record-breaking performance at the 2008 Home Run Derby, where hit hit 35 home runs, 28 in the first round alone. He went on to win the MVP Award in 2010, and he currently plays for the Los Angeles Angels.
It isn’t known when shooting might start.