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11.29.2007
Excuse the cheap title but hereís an interesting story for all you sports/movie/scandal fanatics. It was only a matter of time and it looks like that time has come sooner rather than later: HBO is producing a movie about Barry Bonds and his rise and apparent fall from grace. Ron Shelton has been hired to write and direct the picture, which will air on the cable network sometime in the future.

The movie will be based on the infamous book ďGame of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional SportsĒ written by San Francisco Chronicle journalists Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams. By now we all know the saga of Barry Bonds and I donít think anybody doubts that something foul was at play. No casting has been announced, but Iím thinking Eddie Griffin for pre-steroids Bonds, and Michael Clarke Duncan for post-roid Barry. Ron Shelton has extensive experience in the world of sports movies, having directed BULL DURHAM, the Ty Cobb biopic COB, TIN CUP, and one of my personal favourites WHITE MEN CANíT JUMP.

Extra Tidbit: I know some of you may be wondering why I'm posting about a TV movie, but it's not TV, it's HBO. Remember that.
Source: Variety

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8:44PM on 11/29/2007
Sorry for gettin carried away... and as for the film, i'd certinley watch it. HBO, in my opinion, has far more better sports films than ESPN. One movie says it all, "61".... Alright i'm kidding but i LOVED the film, especially for a HBO movie.
Sorry for gettin carried away... and as for the film, i'd certinley watch it. HBO, in my opinion, has far more better sports films than ESPN. One movie says it all, "61".... Alright i'm kidding but i LOVED the film, especially for a HBO movie.
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8:42PM on 11/29/2007
Uhm yeah ppl know who the f*ck Barry Bonds is lol I mean, i absolutley hate the guys and what he stands for, i hope the a$$hole gets his homerun record taken away from him; which won't happen. What a f*ckin disgrace he is.
Uhm yeah ppl know who the f*ck Barry Bonds is lol I mean, i absolutley hate the guys and what he stands for, i hope the a$$hole gets his homerun record taken away from him; which won't happen. What a f*ckin disgrace he is.
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7:32PM on 11/29/2007

oh come on

first of all, isn't he still playing? kind of weird...second, chill out lalex18. most of us do live and north america and, well, joblo.com is a north american website. then again, who really cares about this? do people still talk about barry bonds?
first of all, isn't he still playing? kind of weird...second, chill out lalex18. most of us do live and north america and, well, joblo.com is a north american website. then again, who really cares about this? do people still talk about barry bonds?
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9:42AM on 11/29/2007
Ron Shelton certainly knows baseball, and I'm glad it's not ESPN doing this.

However, I don't think they should be so quick to make this thing. It's just a tad too early, since this is actually STILL news in some circles.
Ron Shelton certainly knows baseball, and I'm glad it's not ESPN doing this.

However, I don't think they should be so quick to make this thing. It's just a tad too early, since this is actually STILL news in some circles.
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3:29AM on 11/29/2007
Ron Shelton is a good director and writer. Hollywood Homicide is very underrated and Dark Blue was a great thriller. He also played professional baseball. He's the perfect choice for this kind of movie.
Ron Shelton is a good director and writer. Hollywood Homicide is very underrated and Dark Blue was a great thriller. He also played professional baseball. He's the perfect choice for this kind of movie.
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3:09AM on 11/29/2007
Just need to point out that not all of us, readers of Joblo, live in north america, and we have no idea who Barry Bonds is and why he's story is worth a movie.
Just need to point out that not all of us, readers of Joblo, live in north america, and we have no idea who Barry Bonds is and why he's story is worth a movie.
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