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Billy Beane, MoneyballThe biggest movie news of the summer of 2009?

Well, besides Megan Fox in Transformers.

It’s not the new Harry Potter and it has nothing to do with a flamingly gay Austrian fashion designer.

It’s Moneyball.

Columbia Pictures has hired famed writer Aaron Sorkin to do a re-draft of the baseball drama with a new version available in about a month.

If you haven’t read Moneyball, then you really aren’t a true baseball afficianado.  The bestBrad Pitt, Moneyball Star selling Moneyball, based on Michael Lewis’ account of the Oakland A’s unorthodox approach to evaluating talent, may soon be on the big screen with some star studded A-list actors.  Brad Pitt has said that he’d like to be part of the Moneyball project.  Pitt was to star as former prospect and current A’s GM Billy Beane.

Originally, the first script was set to go into production last month, but the plug was pulled on the project by Sony Pictures at the last minute.

After the Sorkin re-write, however, it looks like Pitt may finally have the job he was looking for.

Now, we only have to wonder if Pitt will make Baseball’s Hottest (Looking) Players for 2010.

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