HBO Films is gearing up to make a biopic based on San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds. According to Variety, Ron Shelton will direct the feature for the pay cable channel.

The project will be based on Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams' book entitled Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports. After Bonds ended a season in-which he broke the all-time home run record, he was indicted for lying about using performance-enhancing drugs.

Shelton and writing partner John Norville will pen the script as soon as the writers' strike is resolved.