Capote Helmer Catches The “Moneyball”

Bennett Miller (“Capote”) is set to direct the Brad Pitt-led baseball feature “Moneyball” for Sony Pictures reports Variety.

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

Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin wrote the script based on an earlier draft by Stan Chervin. Steven Soderbergh had been attached to direct the film but famously exited the project five days before it began shooting due to Sony being unhappy with his script rewrites.