THE NATURAL Director Barry Levinson to Helm Hank Aaron Biopic

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The story of Hammerin’ Hank is coming to the big screen.  Variety reports that producers Mike Tollin and Glenn Rigberg have acquired the rights to baseball great Hank Aaron’s life story.  Furthermore, they’ve set The Natural director Barry Levinson to helm from a script by Adam Mazer (Empire State).  The story will be based on Howard Bryant’s book The Last Hero: The Life Story of Henry Aaron and “will follow the right fielder’s chase of Babe Ruth’s home run record from 1972 to 1974.  Spoiler alert: Aaron finally eclipsed Ruth’s record with his 715th home run in April of 1974. Hit the jump for more.

Liam Hemsworth to Star in Dito Montiel’s EMPIRE STATE; Dwayne Johnson May Co-Star

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Liam Hemsworth will lead Dito Montiel‘s indie heist flick Empire State (formerly titled The Sentry Keep).  Hemsworth will play “Chris” and Dwayne Johnson is in talks to play “Ransone” in the film, which “is based on the true story of a 1982 NYC armored car company robbery thought at the time to be the largest cash heist in U.S. history.”  Adam Mazer (Breach) co-wrote the script with Montiel (The Son of No One).  According to Deadline, filming is set to begin in April.

Johnson is a fun actor who has great charisma, but he has an awful track record with his movies.  He’ll next be seen in the terrible-looking family film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.  Hemsworth is still a bit of an unknown for me. I somehow missed The Last Song, but I’ll form an opinion on him this year since he’s co-starring in The Hunger Games and The Expendables 2.  As for Montiel (who also wrote and directed A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and Fighting), he continues his streak of working with seriously muscular gentlemen.

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