Moneyball is Back


Money Ball is back on track.  The movie, that is, not the Pirates at the Winter Meetings.  The story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

Steven Soderbergh is out.  He turned in an entirely different version of the script at the midnight hour.  Which was not approved by Sony.  And that my friends was not looked kindly upon.

Bennett Miller, the genius director behind the  movie Capote is in and the movie has the green light. 

Brad PittStill unconfirmed.  Although Pitt does have approval on a final script and director choice.  In other words, he can walk if Angelina isn’t in the mood.

Hence, this could go with or without Pitt.  However, this is where it gets exciting, one of our favorites,David Fincher who worked with Pitt in Fight Club and Se7en is set to direct.

Questions from the audience?

Jock: I loved Fight Club and Se7en, but baseball statistics?

Rum Bunter:  Relax.  Fincher is a mastermind.  And just in case you get stuck on a projection formula, we suggest nudity, lots and lots of calculators and nudity.  And Tyler Durden quotes wouldn’t hurt either.