" Producers no-person|Mike Tollin and Glenn Rigberg have teamed up to develop a Hank Aaron biopic based on the book "The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron". Barry Levinson will direct from a script by Adam Mazer.
The story focuses on the period of 1972 to 1974, when Aaron chased, then shattered, a sacrosanct record held for decades by Babe Ruth, who hit 714 home runs during his career. Aaron and his supporters faced death threats and hate mail because some fans didn't want a black man to break Ruth's record. The hall of famer will be consulting on the project.
"This was a difficult time in my life, but I'm confident we can all learn a little something from looking back at those times," said Hank Aaron, who has 755 career homers.
This project is still in development.
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