With Steven Soderbergh off Moneyball and a newly-rejiggered script, Sony is keen to move forward.
Lately, Miller has been developing Foxcatcher, a real-life tale about a schizophrenic member of the DuPont family.
Back in June, days before production was to begin, Sony called an abrupt halt and put Moneyball into limited turnaround. Soderbergh shopped his reportedly artier, documentary-style new version to other studios, but Warner Bros. and Paramount passed, so the director threw in the towel and walked away from the project.
Brad Pitt is still on board to star as Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane, based on Michael Lewis’ book of the same title.
BIZ surmises that given all the starts and stops on the way to getting Moneyball made, nothing is a sure thing, “but with a number of conferences now taking place on the mound, it may not be long before someone starts throwing heat.”