The film was scratched by Columbia chief Amy Pascal in late June, just days before it was to begin shooting. Reports have since claimed Pascal thought Steven Soderbergh‘s version of the script was too much like a documentary.
The studio has turned to Sorkin to craft a new, presumably more marketable version of the story, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Production could resume as early as August.
The movie, based on Michael Lewis’ 2004 book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game,” would follow the 2002 Oakland Athletics baseball team as they tried to win with a tiny budget.
Pitt had signed on as A’s manager Billy Beane, with Demetri Martin co-starring as baseball statistician Paul De Podesta, whose Earned Run Value data helped peg talented but inexpensive players.
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