Thompson on Hollywood

While Deadline and The Playlist have many details of Sony's pending not-yet-greenlit Moneyball production, written sequentially by Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, to be directed by Bennett Miller and starring Jonah Hill, the part I'm not sure about is Brad Pitt.

That's because from what I hear, while Sony is trimming the baseball movie's budget, Pitt really does want to get paid. He and Angelina Jolie live a rich globetrotting lifestyle, and Moneyball is one of the few movies around that might throw him some serious cash. Pitt is notoriously commitment-shy also. (Remember, he pulled out of State of Play, and that's not the first time.) So is Sony dangling Zaillian and frequent Pitt collaborator David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as another potential pay-day? The script really isn't written: is it set in Sweden or not? That will impact who stars in it.