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Randy Arozarena’s story will become a movie

andy Arozarena’s sudden emergence as a record-smashing, postseason star for the Rays seemed like something out of a movie. Now his story will get the Hollywood treatment.

Wonderfilm Media announced plans for an Arozarena biopic, slated to be filmed after next season and released in theaters in fall 2022 or spring 2023.

The full-length feature will focus on Arozarena’s escape from Cuba and his journey to the major leagues, leading up to his stunning postseason success, said Wonderfilm co-founder Bret Saxon, who framed it as “an amazing story” of “human spirit and how it triumphs.”

I wonder if it will have a disembodied Bill James?

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 08, 2020 at 12:49 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. salvomania Posted: November 08, 2020 at 02:49 PM (#5987846)
Just please let there not be a scene with Jimmy Fallon kissing Drew Barrymore at second base in Busch Stadium.
   2. Tin Angel Posted: November 08, 2020 at 03:22 PM (#5987847)
I think either Brad Pitt or George Clooney would make a good Arozarena.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: November 08, 2020 at 10:37 PM (#5987875)
C'mon man, Hollywood can't get away with that anymore ... CGI Chadwick Boseman is the only way to go.
   4. Howie Menckel Posted: November 08, 2020 at 11:44 PM (#5987878)
wait til he wins Rookie of the Year in 2021!

(he's eligible)
   5. Itchy Row Posted: November 09, 2020 at 11:33 AM (#5987938)
Guerra said Arozarena was his usual “calm, collected and chill” about the movie deal, though he did ask to have a cameo role, which Saxon said he will get.
He'll play Justin Turner to Dennis Quaid's Arozarena.
   6. RoyalFlush Posted: November 09, 2020 at 01:01 PM (#5987950)
There are a lot of Cuban players with pretty dramatic stories that would make a good movie. Brayan Pena comes to mind
   7. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: November 10, 2020 at 06:50 PM (#5988174)
released in theaters in fall 2022 or spring 2023

"Grandpa, what does "released in theaters" mean?"
"Shaddup...!"

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