Friday, February 6

Moneyball---coming soon to a theater near you?

While there isn't a lot of information out there on this story, this might be enough to pique your interest:

Reports emerged today that Steven Soderbergh may be taking on the reigns of the movie adaptation of Michael Lewis's bestseller, Moneyball. Soderbergh is the director of the Ocean's 11 series, Traffic, and Sex, Lies, and Videotapes. And also the 6 part Che epic now playing downtown at the IFC theaters, if you have, you know, 6 hours to spare. (Also, he's had a producer credit on nearly every cool movie of the last two decades---see Syriana, Good Night and Good Luck, etc.)

The same reports also indicate that Brad Pitt has expressed strong interest in starring. A bit of a typecast, since Beane is also aging backwards, but just so long as this gets green lit.

We won't go into detail explaining the book, since it's safe to assume our audience has a dog-eared copy somewhere on the bookshelf. Suffice it to say, the Soderbergh and Pitt team definitely has the potential to make this one of the cooler sports movies of all time. Yeah, that's right, throwing out the all-time label already. Just picture a beefed up Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing a young Youkilis. Enough said. Let's just hope it's 6 hours.


DVicino said...

If this happens...with that cast...i'll be in line on opening night...i'm a big fan of the book, and the director....make it happen.

God I feel like my fiance when she heard about Sex in the City the Movie.....anyways....


Anonymous said...

"And that's when I discovered pitchers had no control over BALLS PUT INTO PLAY!!"


riveting stuff.

No, but seriously, I'd love to see that movie.

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