Philip Seymour Hoffman And Robin Wright May Play Moneyball

By Katey Rich 2010-05-14 12:28:30discussion comments
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After what seems like a thousand years in development and director changes and all kind of nonsense, Sony's adaptation of Moneyball is finally ready to start filming, with Brad Pitt miraculously still on board after all that, and Jonah Hill starring as well. Shooting starts in July in Los Angeles, and by that time two more cast members may be on board-- Variety reports that Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright are in early talks to join the film.

Based on the book by Michael Lewis that every middle-aged man in your family has read, Moneyball will star Pitt as Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who revolutionized the process of hiring new players by employing a young economics whiz (Hill) who formulated a way for them to get way more of their money's worth out of the players. Hoffman would play the team's manager Art Howe, who fought constantly with Beane over his crazy scheme, while Wright would play Beane's ex-wife. No, I also have no idea where an ex-wife could fit into a baseball story.

Moneyball is now being directed by Bennett Miller, who directed Hoffman to an Oscar in Capote. I'm glad these two are having a reunion, but even gladder than this damn Moneyball movie is actually going to be made so I can stop writing about it.
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