Aaron still lives, as does his legacy—he has a spot in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and in the history books. Although his record was eventually broken by Sadaharu Oh, and Barry Bonds* (*depending on who you ask), there are few sports figures in America that deserve the level of recognition and tribute that Aaron does. And it looks like he will receive that recognition in the form of a biopic. As Hollywood.com reports, the film will be based on The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron by Howard Bryant, and center on his career between 1972 and that memorable night in 1974.
Barry Levinson, best known for Rain Main, Wag The Dog and another iconic baseball film, The Natural, will direct, and film and television scribe Adam Mazer will write the screenplay. The last time Levinson and Mazer partnered was for You Don't Know Jack, the HBO biopic of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, for which Mazer won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a TV Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special.