ARLINGTON -- Josh Hamilton's story could be headed to the movie theaters. Hamilton has reached an agreement with a production company to possibly make a movie about his life story.
The Rangers released the following statement on Friday:
"Josh and Katie Hamilton are pleased to announce that they have been approached by Casey Affleck and Thunder Road Pictures and have agreed to the creation of a feature film about their lives. While they are not involved with the actual Hollywood pitching process, the Hamiltons will be an integral part of the film's creative direction and accuracy as the project develops."
Hamilton declined to discuss the project any further. There is no timetable on when the movie will come out and no word on who would play Hamilton or his wife. There apparently has been quite a bit of interest from people wanting to make this movie since Hamilton made his comeback and reached the Majors Leagues with the Reds in 2007. The Rangers acquired him after that season.
Hamilton was the No. 1 overall pick by the Rays in the 1999 First-Year Player Draft, but had his career derailed because of difficult battles with drug and alcohol abuse. He missed 3 1/2 seasons in 2003-06 because of his problems before he was finally able to get his life back together. He released a book after the 2008 season called "Beyond Belief."