Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright in talks for 'Moneyball'

Philip-Seymour-HoffmanImage Credit: Matt Carr/Getty ImagesThe cast for the long-gestating, Brad Pitt-starring Moneyball may soon be filling out, with Variety reporting that Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright are both in early talks to join the movie, which was adapted by Aaron Sorkin and will be directed by Hoffman’s Capote director Bennett Miller. Based on Michael Lewis’ nonfiction book about stats and baseball, the story follows the 2002 Oakland As and their winning season under GM Billy Beane (Pitt). Jonah Hill is already on board playing stats expert Paul DePodesta. Hoffman is in talks to play manager Art Howe, while Wright is circling the role of Beane’s ex-wife. I find the possibility of Hoffman clashing with Pitt onscreen an almost irresistible combo, and it’d be great to see Wright in a high-profile project. Is Moneyball starting to sound like a win?

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  • harry

    Hoffman VS Pitt? Let the sparks fly!!!!

    • Sam

      Good combo, great topic – this has revolutionized the management of sports, guys from MIT like Daryl Morey from the Houston Rockets are the future and looks interesting .

  • Carrie!

    As long as it’s the Oakland A’s, I’m A-OK with it!!! LETS GO OAKLAND!!!!!!

  • Ramo

    I STILL can’t quite wrap my head around how an inside baseball book about stat geeks is being made into a mainsteam movie.

  • Joseph

    So what? The As haven’t won the World Series since 1989. It doesn’t they are going anywhere anytime soon. Moneyball doesn’t work as a concept so I don’t care.

  • LOL

    Sounds awesome! I’m there.

  • jasonboegh

    I could care less about baseball and Jonah Hill, but with Brad Pitt and the divine Robin Wright on board, I’m game!

  • Kim

    This project was a win from the beginning simply because it involves baseball and Sorkin! Now with PSH on board, perfection!

  • Aimster

    Great book about how “stat geeks” use sabermetrics to build a team. Not sure how it will translate into a movie though. Brad Pitt as Billy Beane should be interesting. Not sure why Jonah Hill was tapped to play Paul DePodesta..

  • DT

    Don’t get me wrong. I find Pitt to be a likable, charismatic actor and have enjoyed his performances from True Romance to Fight Club to Inglourious Basterds. However, in terms of raw acting talent and ability, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s going to wipe the floor with him and steal the movie.

  • t.g. pierson

    Robin Wright!!!! I’m There!!!!

  • Alan of Montreal

    it’s time Robin Wright got an Oscar nod!

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