May 15, 2010

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright to join Brad Pitt for some 'Moneyball'!

Via Variety:

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright are in early talks to join Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill in Columbia Pictures' "Moneyball."

If Hoffman's deal comes together, project would reteam the thesp with helmer Bennett Miller, who directed Hoffman to a best actor Oscar in "Capote."

After pulling the plug on the baseball-themed pic once before, the studio is readying "Moneyball" for a July start date in Los Angeles.

Based on Michael Lewis' nonfiction book, story centers on the 2002 Oakland Athletics, who were led by general manager Billy Beane (Pitt) to an excellent season despite having the lowest payroll in the Major Leagues. Hoffman would play team manager Art Howe, who frequently clashed with Beane over strategic decisions.

Wright would portray Beane's ex-wife. Hoffman's directorial debut, "Jack Goes Boating," will be released by Overture Sept. 17.

-As a huge baseball fan, I like how this is shaping up a lot...thoughts?


  1. Though I might have slightly preferred Steven Soderbergh's version, this is still sounding very good to me...

  2. Yea, I definitely agree. However, the only thing I'm worried about is the fact that I have no idea whether Miller has talent or not. One really can't tell from a film like "Capote", in which Miller could have been out of his element. Who knows, maybe he'll handle this better...