Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Soderbergh's `Moneyball' Pulled By Studio Days Before Shooting

Steven Soderbergh's baseball film 'Moneyball' has been halted just days before the start of shooting.

Sony/Columbia Pictures has halted work on Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt. According to reports Columbia head Amy Pascal was miffed by a reading of the Soderbergh's revised script. Reporting on the studio's decision, Variety commented: "Even in the climate of heightened studio caution, the turnaround news on Moneyball is surprising given that the project had reached the equivalent of third base."

Another source says Sony gave Soderbergh the opportunity to set the project up at a different studio.

The script is based on Michael Lewis' book "Moneyball," about Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane.

UPDATE: Warner Bros & Paramount Studios have both passed on being involved with the film!