Baseball star Josh Hamilton’s life story has enough ups and downs to make for a compelling narrative feature, and it appears that Casey Affleck is game to make it happen. Hamilton has entrusted his life rights to producer Basil Iwanyk and Thunder Road for Affleck to write and direct a feature film based on his story. Hamilton’s ability to throw a 96mph fast ball by the age of 15 turned heads in the right places, and he was eventually chosen as the first pick in the 1999 MLB draft. He signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, but succumbed to alcohol and cocaine abuse following a car accident that seriously injured his back. Hit the jump for more.