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After an interminable rain delay, it looks like 'Moneyball' might be getting some play. 'Capote' helmer Bennett Miller is in negotiations to direct the baseball boardroom drama, according to a report in Variety.

'Moneyball' will star Brad Pitt as Oakland Athletics maverick general manager Billy Beane, who's been celebrated and sneered at for his using a statistical formula to assemble a pennant-contending team on a shoestring budget. After an interminable rain delay, it looks like 'Moneyball' might be getting some play. 'Capote' helmer Bennett Miller is in negotiations to direct the baseball boardroom drama, according to a report in Variety.

'Moneyball' will star Brad Pitt as Oakland Athletics maverick general manager Billy Beane, who's been celebrated and sneered at for his using a statistical formula to assemble a pennant-contending team on a shoestring budget.

'Moneyball' is taking a circuitous route to the big screen. Columbia gave the hook to first director, Steven Soderbergh and his rewrite of the script, just days before a scheduled July filming start. Now, it looks like Miller, who received an Oscar-nom for 'Capote,' is in charge.

Aaron Sorkin ('The West Wing,' 'A Few Good Men') was brought on board to rework Steve Zaillian's earlier draft of the script. The film is being produced by Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin and Rachael Horovitz.

'Moneyball' is based on the best-selling 2003 book by Michael Lewis about Beane and the Athletics. Baseball purists deride Beane and the concept of 'Moneyball' as being too statistically oriented, with Beane having had little success in the playoffs and World Series.

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