Brad Pitt as Billy Beane on Big Screen? Please, NO

VARIETY and FIRST SHOWING both report this week that Brad Pitt is set to star as A’s GM Billy Beane in a big screen adaptation of the book “Moneyball.”

Moneyball is a project setup at Sony that we first mentioned way back in March. Oscar winning screenwriter Steve Zaillian (Schindler’s List, Mission: Impossible, American Gangster) has signed on to adapt the screenplay for David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me) to direct.

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(OBVIOUS: Spacey a better fit than Pitt as Beane)

STRIKE ONE: OK, so the same guy who wrote the screenplay for Schindler’s List is going to do the same for a book about the Oakland A’s?

I think he might be a little better suited to an interpretation of the Royals’ last 15 seasons.

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