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Demetri Martin acts with Pitt…Soderbergh’s “Moneyball”

Demetri Martin “reportedly has projects in development with several studios, and now he can add a confirmed role alongside Brad Pitt in Steven Soderbergh’s Moneyball, an adaptation of the baseball book by Michael M. Lewis” (Pastemagazine.com)

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So my curiosity naturally turned to the film, Moneyball, so I searched Google and found this article on Variety.com:
Steven Soderbergh is in talks to direct “Moneyball,” the Columbia Pictures adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.”

The book focuses on Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics who used a sophisticated computer analysis system to piece together a team that regularly contended for the World Series despite a payroll dramatically lower than such big-market rivals as the New York Yankees.

Brad Pitt, with whom Soderbergh has worked in all of the “Ocean’s” films, has been circling “Moneyball” since last year, when Steve Zaillian signed on to adapt the book after original scripter Stan Chervin exited the project.

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