Bishop To Play Justice In “Moneyball”

Stephen Bishop (“The Rundown,” “Friday Night Lights”) has joined the cast of “Moneyball” for Sony Pictures says Reuters.

Based on Michael Lewis’ nonfiction bestseller, the story follows Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) who assembled a contending baseball club on a shoestring budget by employing a sophisticated computer-based analysis to draft players.

Bishop will play baseball slugger David Justice, a longtime member of the Atlanta Braves who played his final MLB season for the team in 2002 – the year they made the playoffs.

Bennett Miller is directing from a script by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Scott Rudin and Michael De Luca are producing and shooting kicks off in two weeks in Los Angeles.