Movie of Josh Hamilton planned

Updated: June 22, 2012, 3:50 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton will have his life story scripted so it can be pitched as a feature film, according to deadline.com.

The report states the production will be written and directed by Casey Affleck.

Hamilton was the first player selected in the 1999 MLB draft by the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays before he had his career derailed by substance-abuse issues.

In 2007, he was signed by the Cincinnati Reds. He then was traded to the Rangers the following season, ...

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