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Batter Up Moneyball Gets Second Chance

Moneyball Gets Second Chance

Just when we thought it was all over for Moneyball, The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin is taking a swing at the movie's script, which is based on Michael Lewis’s book about the Oakland A’s. Rumors have surrounded the movie since its conception last year. Studio execs reportedly scrapped the film just days before production was set to begin last month after a script turned in by Steven Soderbergh was deemed too different from Lewis's book. Things are apparently back on track: Sorkin could turn in his adaptation of the best-selling book, which will draw from the script already written by Steve Zaillian, as soon as next month. Brad Pitt remains on board to star in Moneyball as A’s General Manager Billy Beane.

July 9, 2009 6:27 PM