Sony Hires New Writer to Salvage ‘Moneyball’

Latest episode from the “Moneyball” movie debacle: Sony Pictures has tapped screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (of West Wing fame) to quickly rewrite the “Moneyball” script.

Link to NY Times

Last month, Sony executives canceled the baseball picture — which was set to star Brad Pitt, who remains involved — just days before production, citing dissatisfaction with a rewrite from its director, Steven Soderbergh.

The film’s sudden collapse raised questions about Hollywood’s ability to tackle complex fare in the face of weak industry economics.

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