Posts Tagged ‘Sony Pictures’

Sony Hires New Writer to Salvage ‘Moneyball’

Friday, July 10th, 2009

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.

Sony Pictures halts 'Moneyball' movie

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

From NY Times article, July 1, 2009: Money Worries Kill A-List Film at Last Minute

Just days before shooting was to begin, Sony Pictures pulled the plug on “Moneyball,” a major film project starring Brad Pitt and being directed by Steven Soderbergh.