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R.A. DICKEY The projected film?s protagonist. Dickey?s story
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The projected film’s protagonist. Dickey’s story is a testament to hard work and faith. From a failed prospect with the Rangers to a mediocre journeyman pitcher to an ace with the Mets, Dickey is a screen writer’s dream. He’s personable and quotable, too. The colorful pitcher has been known to walk around the Mets clubhouse in tie-dyed shirts, often wears head bands or wraps and makes Star Wars references whenever possible. Whoever portrays Dickey can’t just portray him as some wide-eyed, lucky guy. This actor has to have depth.
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Casting an R.A. Dickey movie

Newsday has reported that former Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has been approached to make a movie about his life. While nothing is in the works just yet, here are a couple of casting options if Dickey’s story indeed receives a Hollywood ending.