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, becoming an All-Star player and winning the 2010 AL MVP.

Hamilton is hitting .330 with 22 homers and 62 RBIs in 60 games this season. He was the AL player of the month in April and May.

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