Star power: Who's cast in Rangers movie?

June, 22, 2012
With the news that Hollywood is planning a script on the life of Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton, we took it upon ourselves to put our casting director hats on.

Mind you, the list below is incomplete. We searched A-lists, B-lists and a few other obscure lists to cast principal players of the last few years.

One popular suggestion for the lead role is Cole Hauser, known for roles in "Good Will Hunting," 2 Fast 2 Furious," and the TV series "Chase." But we went with a more familiar name.

We get you started, the rest is up to you (we need Elvis Andrus, after all). Who would you cast in "The Natural II"?

Roll the credits.
Matthew McConaughey as Josh Hamilton
Kristen Bell as Katie Hamilton
Topher Grace as Jon Daniels
Craig T. Nelson as Nolan Ryan
Sherman Hemsley as Ron Washington
Kurtwood Smith as Johnny Narron
James Franco as Ian Kinsler
Mark Wahlberg as Michael Young
Edward Norton as David Murphy
Donald Faison as Nelson Cruz
Wayne Brady as Adrian Beltre
Eddie Cibrian as C.J. Wilson
Damian Lewis as Cliff Lee
Rob McElhenney as Mike Napoli



You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


Fitzsimmons and Durrett: Jon Daniels

Rangers GM Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to tackle the tough questions after his team failed to advance to the playoffs.

Galloway & Company: Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss having Nelson Cruz back in the lineup and how the Rangers are feeling heading into their wild-card play-in game against the Rays.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Jim Bowden

ESPN Insider and senior MLB analyst Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the wild-card race and the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs.

Fitzsimmons and Durrett: Chuck Cooperstein

Chuck Cooperstein joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why he feels Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish isn't an ace.

Galloway & Company: Elvis Andrus

Elvis Andrus joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Rangers' stretch run and the morale level in their clubhouse.

Galloway & Company: Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, including the team's struggles, Ron Washington's job security and a rumored trade with the Braves.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Ron Washington

Ron Washington joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Rangers' dismal September, who's to blame for their September struggles and his status as the team's manager.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Fire Wash?

Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss how some people are calling for the Rangers to fire manager Ron Washington.


Elvis Andrus
.302 1 3 9
HRE. Andrus 1
RBIA. Rios 7
RE. Andrus 9
OPSS. Choo .830
WP. Figueroa 2
ERAY. Darvish 0.82
SOY. Darvish 23