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New director for Brad Pitt film?

Brad Pitt's baseball movie Moneyball may have found a new director in (500) Days Of Summer's Marc Webb.

The Sony project has been put on hold since Steven Soderbergh quit, but The Hollywood Reporter claims Webb is in talks to take over after meeting with Brad, the movie's producers and Sony executives in recent weeks.

But Capote director Bennett Miller is also being considered for the position.

The movie will tell the story of how unorthodox general manager, Billy Beane - played by Brad - transformed the fortunes of the Oakland As by putting his faith in a stat-based recruitment system.

Sony parted company with Soderbergh after objecting to his treatment for the film, which would have involved documentary-style interviews with real Oakland As stars and, possibly, even some computer animation.

That was deemed too risky and expensive and was cancelled just before production was about to begin.

The script has been rewritten, and once a new director has been found they will be ready to start shooting again.

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