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Brad Pitt's "Moneyball" Dropped by Columbia

Posted: June 21st, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) and Brad Pitt were getting reading to start filming "Moneyball" on Monday in Phoenix, when Columbia Pictures decided to abandon the project.

On Friday, Columbia Pictures head Amy Pascal placed the picture into "limited turnaround," giving Soderbergh the chance to set the pick up at another studio, with Warner Bros and Paramount the prime targets.

The move came after Pascal read the final draft delivered last week by Steve Zaillian and Soderbergh and found it very different from the earlier scripts she championed. Pascal was uncomfortable enough with how the director's vision had changed that she decided to drop it.

If the director is not able to find another backer by tomorrow, Columbia could end up replacing Soderbergh (and hoping that Pitt doesn't leave) or delaying the film until Pascal and the filmmaker agree on the script.

"Moneyball" is based on the bestselling Michael Lewis book about a ballplayer-turned-Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane (Pitt) and his attempt to field a competitive team on a slim payroll. His system, known as "Earned Run Value," allowed Beane to evaluate valuable players he could hire at low cost.

Source: Variety


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BobMcBob writes:
on June 21st, 2009 at 7:28:26 PM

sign of the times
Ranger writes:
on June 21st, 2009 at 7:56:38 PM

If this is about losing distribution, yes, that's a set-back. If it's about losing production $'s, Pitt can self-produces, problem solved. See you on Monday at work Brad.
Osiris3657 writes:
on June 21st, 2009 at 8:24:06 PM

I have read the book and liked it, but it just doesn't seem like it could make a good transition to the screen, even with the people involved.
minkowski writes:
on June 21st, 2009 at 8:28:49 PM

As much as I think of Pitt's abilities and Soderbergh's directorial talents, I'm not sure the world needs another loser-sports-team-coach-takes-on-the-odds-and-wins movie. Too many of those. Besides, Pitt shines when he's given wide character latitude, like in Oceans 11, where can be himself. I'm not sure he'll have the opportunity to do that is this film. He's a fun actor to watch, and brings charm and energy to the screen. He was a laugh in Mr. nad Mrs Smith, and even near-brilliant in 12 Monkeys. I wish he'd do some sort of The Score-type film though, where he can reprise more of his offbeat near-silent comedic approach to a character. In short, I like Pitt FAR better in films with light-hearted humor than serious films like the Assasination of Jesse James. Moneyball looks, at inital inspection, like more of the latter and less of the former.
borat writes:
on June 21st, 2009 at 8:33:33 PM

take that pitt yah douche
Ranger writes:
on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:02:40 AM

@minkowski - couldn't have said it better myself. Nice to see you mentioned 12 Monkeys. Pitt was amazing in that. Although... after a couple of viewings, the Jesse James movie has grown on me. I like how the story glorifies outlaws Jesse, and we see how Robert Ford went through HELL after killing Jesse him. I liked that Pitt thought it a story worth telling. No special effects, no explosions... just a seamless view into a cold-blooded killer slipping off his cracker.
gatesoftanhauser writes:
on June 22nd, 2009 at 6:03:15 AM

His movies suck anyways. Columbia was smart to drop this sh*tter.
ACTIONFIGURE writes:
on June 22nd, 2009 at 8:59:57 AM

These two guys get movies made one way or another...they'll get backing for this.
bluemeenie writes:
on June 22nd, 2009 at 10:25:52 AM

Wise move-
MYVAGHURTZ writes:
on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:40:49 PM

Movies about baseball rarely translate well on the big screen. And why are they making a movie about baseball players or should I say a bunch of nutless cheating f*ckers tbat have no respect for the game.
Ranger writes:
on June 22nd, 2009 at 6:04:30 PM

lol... hey, don't keep it bottled in. Let us know what you really think.
lostwarrior writes:
on June 22nd, 2009 at 7:12:08 PM

it will be interesting to see how pitt will take on his character, im sure though it will be good, soderbergh wouldnt be attached to if he did not think it was a story worth telling. and pitt was crazier than a midget on red bull in 12 monkeys. loved it. but i to am a little tired of the feel good sports films u know. so hopefully they will make it from a different angle.
thedudeman69 writes:
on June 22nd, 2009 at 7:14:19 PM

wow. that is stupid
minkowski writes:
on June 23rd, 2009 at 1:03:44 AM

"Movies about baseball rarely translate well on the big screen.' True. As a rule, boring sports never translate to exciting movies. You'd think a rule like that would seem like common sense to some people in Hollywood, but nooooo.

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