Steve Zaillian has signed on to adapt Michael Lewis’ nonfiction bestseller “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game,” and David Frankel is attached to direct. The Columbia Pictures project is being developed as a potential starring vehicle for Brad Pitt.
Variety says the book’s subject is Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, who assembled a contending baseball club on a shoestring budget by employing a sophisticated computer-based analysis to draft players.
Michael De Luca is producing alongside Rachael Horovitz.
Stan Chervin wrote an earlier draft based of the book, which Sony optioned in 2004. “Moneyball” was first published by W. W. Norton in 2003.