By Nicole Sperling
Updated July 09, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures is bringing in Aaron Sorkin (West Wing) to salvage Moneyball, the Brad Pitt baseball drama that was derailed last month when the studio balked at director Steven Soderbergh’s direction for the movie. Sorkin is set to do a polish of the original Steve Zaillian script, based on the Michael Lewis book about the Oakland A’s and their general manager, Billy Beane. A draft is expected shortly. Soderbergh is no longer involved in the movie in any capacity and the studio is looking for a new director.