Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/17/12
Josh Hamilton may still be a free agent, but he did join one team this week. Relativity Media has secured the rights to the feature film about the Texas Rangers outfielder's life — which will be directed and written by Casey Affleck, according to deadline.com. The report says that Relativity Media — producers of films like "Shark Night 3D" and "HOP" — also has the rights to Hamilton's biography, "Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back," which the slugger co-authored with Tim McKeown. The film will be based on the Tampa Bay Rays' former overall #1 draft pick's career which has been a combination of brilliance on the diamond tainted with alcohol and drug addiction off the field. The film will be tinged with the 31-year-old Hamilton's strong Christian faith and love of his wife, Katie. After wowing fans with his performance in the Home Run Derby at the All-star game at Yankee Stadium in 2008, Hamilton went on to become the American League MVP in 2010 and helped the Rangers
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