Jonah Hill joins Brad Pitt for Moneyball

Troubled baseball project back up and running

Just when it was looking like baseball flick Moneyball was set for the knackers yard, a bit of re-jigged casting seems to have breathed new life into the ailing drama.

The story of the how 2002’s successful Oakland A’s side were assembled on a miniscule budget, Moneyball has been lingering in production hell ever since original director Steven Soderbergh was shown the door last year.

Soderbergh’s documentary-style might not have been to Sony’s taste, but star Brad Pitt is still attached, and will now be joined by Superbad star Jonah Hill.

Hill is set to appear as Harvard graduate Paul DePodesta, the statistician whose mathematical approach revitalised the A’s strategy to great effect. The role was initially earmarked for comedian Demetri Martin before Soderbergh’s departure, but this recasting hopefully suggests the wheels are moving once again.

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