According to The Hollywood Reporter, producer Bob DeBrino is swinging for the fences by acquiring dramatic rights to Jose Canseco's best-seller "Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big."
Published in February by ReganBooks amid a firestorm of controversy, Juiced details Canseco's use of performance-enhancing drugs and accuses some of the biggest names in baseball of cheating. Within weeks of publication, the memoir shot to No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list.
In mid-March, Canseco drew even more headlines when he testified before Congress about steroid use. "By writing this book, I made sure I touched all the bases," said Canseco, who hailed publisher Judith Regan for believing in me and helping me reach best-seller status. "It's a dream come true to see the book closer to becoming a movie. I feel fortunate and blessed that I was able to do this."