The story of baseball star Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron will be rolling into production soon. A biopic of the former right fielder is in the works with producers it has just been announced. Get the details below.
A Hank Aaron biopic is on the way. The baseball legend, who is also known as Hammerin’ Hank, will have his story fleshed out on the big screen by producers Mike Tollin, Glenn Rigberg, and Barry Levinson now that they have scored the rights to the Major Leaguer’s story. The news was confirmed by Variety.
According to the site, ‘Empire State’ writer Adam Mazer has been tapped to pen the script. “My first sports memory as a kid was watching Henry Aaron hit number 715. At the time I had no idea how profound a moment it was for baseball, and more importantly the nation, to have the opportunity now to bring his harrowing journey to the screen is an honor and a thrill,” Mazer stated after signing on to be part of the flick.
The sports story will be adapted from author Howard Brian’s book entitled “The Last Hero: The Life Story of Henry Aaron”. The plot will focus in on his goal to break the home run record of Babe Ruth during 1972 to 1974. Discussing the most important time in his life during his 23 seasons in the league, Aaron called the story “a difficult time in my life.” Adding, “but I’m confident we can all learn a little something from looking back at those times.”
The Hank Aaron biopic will be produced under executive producer Peter Gruber and Mike Tollin’s banner Mandalay Sports Media. Casting news is sure to be on the way. Who do you think should play Hank Aaron? Drop us your comments below and check out Hank with David Letterman below.
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