Look, we’re not selling jeans here, and if the suits in the studio have their way, we’re not going to be selling tickets to the film adaptation of “Moneyball” either:
Just days away from the start of shooting, Columbia has taken Steven Soderbergh’s baseball drama “Moneyball” starring Brad Pitt off the field.
Pulling the plug this close to production is extremely rare for studios but sources said Columbia’s president of production Amy Pascal wasn’t comfortable with the script, which had changed considerably since the movie was greenlit.
The decision, which was made Friday, mystified many since the picture was crewed up and scheduled to start shooting this week, with some wondering how issues with the script could give a studio cold feet so late in the game.
The only thing I can think is that Soderbergh was unsuccessful in convincing the producers that Jeremy Brown’s nude scenes were artistically justified.