Brad Pitt's Latest Film Delayed By Script Problems
Posted on Mon Jun 22, 2009 09:15 AM PDT

pittfilm200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Just days before production was scheduled to begin, Columbia Pictures has pulled the plug on Steven Soderbergh's baseball drama "Moneyball" starring Brad Pitt.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a move like this is "extremely rare," but sources reveal that Columbia's co-chairman Amy Pascal "wasn't comfortable with the script," which had been altered quite a bit since the movie had been given the green light.

Soderbergh wrote the most recent version of the screenplay, which is an adaptation of Michael Lewis' book about the Oakland Athletics and their GM Billy Beane, who assembled a rival baseball club despite a payroll much lower than most other teams.

Soderbergh shot interviews with real baseball figures, which were going to be interspersed in the film, and some insiders believe that Pascal (who had not seen the interviews) Pascal was "leery" about this approach, fearing the film "lacked emotion."

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