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Brad Pitt Is (Back) in the Salary-Killin' Business, Billy Beane Biopic Back On

Ryan MaloneyContributor IIDecember 8, 2009

I finally got around to reading Michael Lewis' Moneyball: The Art of Winning An Unfair Game over the summer.

I completed four chapters before it was due back to the library. You can have your stupid book, Town of DeWitt, because it turns out Hollywood is going to make a movie out of it starring Brad Pitt after all.

From Variety :

Real-life story is based on Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who defied conventional wisdom and even his own scouts by fielding a baseball team of castoffs who went on to enjoy one of the most unlikely winning streaks in the history of professional sports.

Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin penned the script based on Michael Lewis' bestselling tome. Stan Chervin wrote an earlier draft.

Aaron Sorkin? Get ready for walk-and-talks and unrealistically fast-paced dialogue.

Academy Award-winner Steven Soderbergh was originally set to direct it, but now that job belongs to Capote director Bennett Miller.

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