Hank Aaron the Next to Get a Hollywood BiopicMelissa Molina |
In a day and age where baseball has been cloaked under a thick black cloud covered with greed and controversial drugs, fans need to be reminded of how great America's past time was and still can be. That's why it's a perfect time for producers Mike Tomlin and Glenn Rigberg to be getting a Hank Aaron biopic off the ground.
The two producers not only got the green light for the biopic on the famous and widely respected baseball player, but they have a director and writer already lined up for the project. Variety reports that Barry Levinson ('The Natural') will be directing off the script written by Adam Mazer ('You Don't Know Jack'). Mazer put together the script based off the novel "The Last Hero: The Life Story Of Henry Aaron," written by Howard Bryant.
Naturally this picture will chronicle the life of the right fielder who made history not only for his great work as a right fielder but his chase to break Babe Ruth's home run record in the early 1970s. He played for the Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers, won the Golden Glove award and even a World Series throughout the span of his career.
Although it may appear that the National Baseball Hall of Fame member experienced more ups than he did downs, he still endured his fair share of discrimination from many Caucasian baseball fans as he grew closer to breaking Babe Ruth's record. He feared for his life as he grew closer to the monstrous goal but managed to make his mark in history.
There's currently no studio attached to distribute the Hank Aaron biopic at the moment, but surely one of the major companies will get their hands on this project in no time. Who would you like to see play Hank Aaron in this new film?