Sony Pictures is not letting Moneyball, the Brad Pitt baseball flick, die. The studio announced today that Bennett Miller, who was nominated for a Best Director Academy Award for Capote, is in negotiations to helm the project that was dismantled after Steven Soderbergh exited the project in June 2009, a few weeks before production was to begin. Based on the bestselling book by Michael Lewis, Moneyball tells the story of Billy Beane, general manager of the low-ranked Oakland A’s, who defies baseball convention to recruit a new bench of players in extremely unorthodox ways. The screenplay is from Steve Zaillian (American Gangster) and Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing).
'Capote' director in negotiations to direct Brad Pitt in 'Moneyball'
Latest Videos in Movies
- 27 DreamWorks animated movies: We rank 'em
- 10 signs you're watching a Wes Anderson movie
- 'Vampire Diaries': A salute to Katherine
- 'Reign': What did 'uncensored' sex scenes add?
- 'Need for Speed' cast's abused cars
- Seth MacFarlane: Inside the new 'Cosmos' ship
- 'Reign'-ing sound? TV tunes of the week
- 'Grey's Anatomy': 5 ideas for Dr. Burke
- 'Reign': Are the uncensored sex scenes all that different?
- Second time around: TV stars who reprised iconic roles
- Dr. Burke returns to 'Grey's Anatomy': What will happen?
- 'Vampire Diaries': Say goodbye to Katherine Pierce by reliving some of her best moments -- VIDEO
- 27 DreamWorks Animated Movies: We Rank 'em!