according to Deadline.com. At last! The current incarnation — adapted by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bennett Miller (Capote) — could start filming in July. Pitt is set to play Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s GM, and Jonah Hill will play stats guru Paul DePodesta.Roughly a year after it was supposed to start shooting, the Brad Pitt-led Moneyball is thisclose to finally getting under way,
Michael Lewis’ fantastic book is full of tense, high-stakes scenes where characters spew jargon, and backstories and personal beefs often affect outcomes; if that’s not Sorkin’s wheelhouse, I don’t know what is. (And I secretly hope Moneyball winds up sounding like comedy writer Ken Levine’s imagined Sorkin/baseball series.)
Combining baseball, nerdery, and Brad Pitt spells total bliss to me. What about you, PopWatchers? Are you still betting on Moneyball, or does it scream strike out?