Steven Soderbergh apparently never sleeps.
Even though, “Cleo,” his Cleopatra rock opera fell apart after Hugh Jackman bailed, (one would assume the performance of “Australia,” didn’t help make the backers sleep easy,) Soderbergh already has his next proejct lined up.
Based on Michael Lewis’ book of the same name, “Moneyball,” is about Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane, who fielded his team using complex computer programs to pick his players.
Brad Pitt has signed on to play Beane, and Steve Zaillian is writing the script.
I loved the book and am interested to see how it translates to the screen. Given Soderbergh, Pitt and Zaillian’s involvement, it should be interesting. -Sam