‘Moneyball’ Film is Back On!

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 […]

‘Moneyball’ Film is Back On!

Soderbergh’s Moneyball Animates Bill James

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 he’s essentially […]

Soderbergh’s Moneyball Animates Bill James

Demetri Martin Starring in Moneyball Also?

“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 […]

Demetri Martin Starring in Moneyball Also?

Brad Pitt in Moneyball

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 […]

Brad Pitt in Moneyball

Some sports links

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 […]

Some sports links

Michael Lewis finally writing Liar’s Poker movie

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 […]

Michael Lewis finally writing Liar’s Poker movie