Old news (not to us. To us it's new news, which we think is commonly referred to as "news"): they're making a "Moneyball" movie. Brad Pitt's inked to play the role of Billy Beane, while Steve Soderbergh of "Traffic" fame will direct. How they will turn this ground-breaking book into a film that's supposed to make money will be quite the challenge for the screenwriters.
Elsewhere, Rick Peterson will play himself in the film.
Rick Peterson, the former A's and Mets pitching coach, will play himself in Steve Soderbergh's movie version of "Moneyball." Soderbergh, who has directed "Sex, Lies and Videotape," "Erin Brockovich," "Traffic," and the "Ocean's Eleven" films, will cast Brad Pitt in the role of Billy Beane.Joe Pesci with a mullet? Could work...
"Originally I was asked to be a technical adviser," said Peterson, "and after speaking with Mr. Soderbergh, he asked me if I'd play myself in the movie. I said, 'Sure, I'd love to.' I've spent a lot of time talking to him about pitching and what we said in pitching meetings during that time, etc., and he was very interested in that aspect of it. It's very exciting for all of us."
[Boston.com via Ben Maller]