Capote filmmaker Bennett Miller is in negotiations to direct Moneyball, a baseball drama starring Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's who rewrote the unwritten rulebook of baseball.
Columbia's on-again, off-again project got back on track in recent weeks as Pitt and the producers -- Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin and Rachael Horovitz -- met with potential directors. A Steven Soderbergh-directed iteration of the project was scrapped in June. The movie began its rehabilitation with when Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Sports Night) was brought on to write a draft, drawing upon Steve Zaillian's earlier take.
The project is based upon the best-selling book by Michael Lewis.
Miller's Capote earned an Oscar for lead actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and netted a nomination for best picture.