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Barry Levinson to helm Hank Aaron biopic

Joshua Brunsting

April 3rd, 2012

Barry Levinson

Shockingly, the life of Hank Aaron has yet to become a feature length film.  Be it the time period in question or the fact that baseball films (like the sport itself) don’t draw the type of numbers studios demand, legends like Hank Aaron and Jackie Robinson are not the fodder for features you’d think they’d be.

However, thanks to the man who may have crafted the greatest baseball picture ever, that will change.

Variety reports that Barry Levinson (THE NATURAL) is set to helm a film based on the biography, The Last Hero: The Life Story of Henry Aaron, which is currently being penned by Adam Mazer.

Aaron's story is perfect for a feature -  toss in Levinson and this has the potential to be one hell of a film.  He’s a great director, and one that knows this sport like the back of his hand. I think he can offer the perfect balance of reverence and style to a story that truly deserves it.

What do you think?

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