The on again, off again movie version of Michael Lewis’ book, Moneyball, is back on. Bennett Miller, director of Capote, has been brought in to steer this ship home. He will, apparently, be taking the movie in a direction different, and more mainstream, than original director Steven Soderbergh. Here’s a video of Michael Lewis explaining […]
Since the Moneyball script was leaked this summer, some folks took it upon themselves to shoot a scene, just to see how it would come out. Execution isn’t flawless, but it is a cool visualization of what the movie will/would be like. I imagine tighter cuts and dialogue delivered a little snappier, but we can […]
Steven Soderbergh needed a gimmick for the Bill James character in Moneyball, so he has decided to animate him. Uh, that’s a gimmick. Though, if anyone could be a cartoonish superhero to the Moneyball crowd, it’s Bill James. We have this sort of oracle character that appears throughout and declaims various issues and heâ€™s essentially […]
“Demetri Martin will play will play Paul DePodesta, a computer-wielding Harvard-educated hotshot who became Beane’s right-hand. DePodesta went on to a much-maligned tenure as general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and has most recently been working in the Padres organization.” I don’t know what I expected, but between The Moneyball movie and The Blind […]
The ‘Moneyball’ movie version of Michael Lewis’ book about undervalued resources in baseball is now said to be drawing attention from director Steven Soderbergh – having Brad Pitt attached will do things like that.
There are rumblings that Michael Lewis’ book about using undervalued resources to your advantage is going to be made into a movie, possibly starring Brad Pitt. No word yet on whether he’ll play Kevin Youkilis, Nick Swisher, Chad Bradford, Mark Teahen, or Billy Beane. Incidentally, Nick Swisher, the 1st pick of the A’s the year […]
Some old and some new, but here are the latest sports related stories that have been up in the tabs for a bit. I could have built this list forever, so I just decided to publish it today. ‘Everything’s on me‘ is about Floyd Mayweather and his money. Unlike manager- and promoter-dependent fighters, Mayweather dictates […]
A couple weeks ago, I got back from 8 days in Japan and it was awesome. I’ll be recapping the trip at some point, hopefully soon, but in the meantime here are the articles I cleared out of my Instapaper queue. Still woefully underwater there. Some of this will be blogged in other posts, but […]
Michael Lewis is finally writing a screenplay for Liar’s Poker. Finally. I’ve only been clamoring for it for two and a half years. “John Requa and Glenn Ficarra of Crazy, Stupid, Love will direct“. Liar’s Poker tells the story of Lewis’ time as a bond salesman at Salomon Brothers, the firm that pretty much created […]
I’m compelled to see this, but I wish that it hadn’t been made so astonishingly formulaic. I guess we really did need Steven Soderbergh’s oddball ‘Moneyball’. And. Please! Someone. Option. ‘Liar’s Poker’.