Kathryn Morris (“Cold Case”) is in negotiations to star in Columbia Pictures’ baseball drama Moneyball, reports Risky Business.
She’s joining a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright and Stephen Bishop. Bennett Miller will direct the adaptation of Michael Lewis’ nonfiction bestseller “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.”
The book’s subject is Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane (Pitt), who assembled a contending baseball club on a shoestring budget by employing a sophisticated computer-based analysis to draft players.
Morris will play the second wife of Beane.
The film, written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, starts shooting in Los Angeles next week. Scott Rudin and Michael De Luca are producing.