'Capote' director in negotiations to direct Brad Pitt in 'Moneyball'
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).