5 Actors Who Could Play Yasiel Puig in Movie About His Life

5 Actors Who Could Play Yasiel Puig in Movie About His Life

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Yasiel Puig's treacherous and harrowing journey from Cuba to United States has all the elements of a Hollywood movie. And director Brett Ratner agrees. Ratner, through his company RatPac Entertainment, acquired the rights to Jesse Katz's article published in Los Angeles Magazine. Even though casting is a ways away, let's take a look at some potential candidates to play the Los Angeles Dodgers' polarizing outfielder.

5. Nate Parker

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5. Nate Parker

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The former All-American wrestler at Oklahoma certainly has the physique to play Puig. Parker is best known for his roles in "The Great Debaters" and the Liam Neeson action film "Non-Stop".

4. Tristan Wilds

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4. Tristan Wilds

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The talented 25-year-old New York native was terrific as Michael Lee in HBO's critically acclaimed drama series, "The Wire".

3. Michael B. Jordan

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3. Michael B Jordan

Michael B. Jordan
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Another cast member of "The Wire", Michael B Jordan really turned heads in the 2013 heart-wrenching drama "Fruitvale Station". He will play The Human Torch in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot.

2. Chadwick Boseman

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2. Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman
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He's already played one Dodger, captivating audiences as Jackie Robinson in the film "42". Boseman would be a natural candidate to play Puig.

1. Derek Luke

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1. Derek Luke

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He won us over as Booby Miles in the film "Friday Night Lights", and Derek Luke continues to have a tremendous career. He starred in "Notorious" and "Captain America: The First Avenger". He probably has the closest resemblance to Puig among the candidates, even though he's 40 years old -- nothing a little makeup can't fix.

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