“Moneyball” is suddenly looking rich again.
Sony has hired superstar screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (“A Few Good Men,” “The American President,” “Sports Night,” “The West Wing,” “Studio 60,” “Charlie Wilson’s War”) to knock out a new draft of the baseball tale that until very recently was to directed by Brad Pitt’s “Ocean’s 11” director, Steven Soderbergh.
The studio apparently wasn’t loving Soderbergh’s re-write of a draft by Steve Zailian (“Searching For Bobby Fischer,” “Schindler’s List”), so it hired Sorkin to pick up where Zaillian left off.
Pitt is still attached to play Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane.
The project is based on Michael Lewis’ 2003 book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game,” which examines how Beane maintained his team's extraordinary record with the smallest payroll in Major League Baseball.
Find all of The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.