Brad Pitt to Show Demetri Martin the Money
Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:20:55
Demetri Martin will star opposite Brad Pitt in Moneyball, the book-turned-film about revolutionary Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who constructed a championship-caliber team on a shoestring budget using analysis, numerical and statistical theories, and good financial planning. Pitt is playing Beane, while Steven Soderbergh will direct.
A host of actual baseball players will also star in the film, including David Justice, who has the distinction of being the ex-husband of actress Halle Berry. Some baseball players have signed on to portray themselves, while former baseball stars Daryl Strawberry and Lenny Dykstra will be interviewed on camera, discussing their experiences with the GM. The film is set to begin shooting in June.
Martin will tackle the role of Paul De Podesta, a Harvard grad who parlayed his deftness with statistics into a gig with MLB and revolutionized baseball scouting tactics.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff