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Michael Lewis's Liar's Poker Headed To Warner Bros.

In the wake of the $20 million opening weekend for the film based on his Moneyball , author Michael Lewis is taking a much more active role in the what could be the next film based on one of his books. Lewis has been tapped by Warner Bros. to write a script based on Liar's Poker , his classic 1989 account of working as a bond trader at Salomon Brothers in the go-go '80s. “I’m going to spend the next two months doing that,” Lewis tells The Hollywood Reporter. Moneyball Review - In addition, John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (Crazy, Stupid, Love) have come aboard to direct the film. Bill Gerber is producing and Courtenay Valenti is overseeing the film for Warners. Lewis, the author of several nonfiction bestsellers, is a hot commodity in Hollywood following the success of The Blind Side and Moneyball. Liar's Poker, Lewis' first book, has been in development at Warners since the early 1990s. The property picked up momentum recently as Lewis’ star has risen and the eco

Moneyball Movie Review By: Rama

Moneyball Movie Review By: Rama Let's see if Rama thought Moneyball hit it out of the park or not. Enjoy his review and make sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter . I don’t know if I’d call MONEYBALL a baseball movie because it’s more about the business or the dealings behind it and in that sense, the concept could apply to other sports. Which is great because you don’t have to grow up liking baseball to enjoy MONEYBALL, which by the way is one of the best films of 2011 in my book. Columbia Pictures, the force behind last year’s smart dialogue film, The Social Network, has done it again, obviously because Sorkin reworked the script. But the film’s comparison to The Social Network may also be a factor, on top of public’s opinion on Pitt ’s recent comment about Jen Aniston, that could hurt MONEYBALL’s chances at the box office. That said, this film is funny, it’s engaging, it’s got similar excitement and intensity that you’d usually expect to happen on wall street flo

Exclusive Interview With Casey Bond. We Talk About His Upcoming Film MoneyBall & Breaking Into Hollywood

I finally got the chance to interview Casey Bond . Your wondering who is that?  Trust me after the movie  Money Ball comes out this year, he will be a house hold name. This has been one of the interviews I wanted to set up, but with Casey busy schedule being a Hollywood newcomer, it was pretty difficult. We finally got a chance to talk this week and here goes nothing. Sorry it's taken us so long to finally get a chance to do this interview. No worries man! I completely understand, I feel like my life is in a whirlwind right now, haha...but at least its a good one. I see you've been hanging out with my buddy Michael Papajohn . He's a great guy.  We had the pleasure of   hanging out with him a few nights at Comic-Con this year. Yes, Papajohn is a great guy, I actually was just with him in Santa Monica today. Stand up guy, and love being around him. I know he said that ya'll had a great time at Comic-Con, and that its just straight fun madness there. Would

Moneyball Trailer

Today we got our hands on the first trailer for Moneyball , the film directed by Bennett Miller and starring Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright and Jonah Hill, also starring Chris Pratt and Casey Bond . It is based on the true story of Billy Beane , general manager of the Oakland Athletics , and his attempt to create a competitive team despite Oakland's unfavorable financial situation. The film is based on the 2003 book of the same name written by Michael M. Lewis. The film is set for release on September 23, 2011. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball’s conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad P

Brad Pitt On The Set Of Moneyball

Brad Pitt On The Set Of Moneyball Brad Pitt will be playing Oakland A's GM Billy Beane, Jonah Hill is set to play Paul DePodesta and Kathryn Morris is slated to play Beane’s second wife who “loves baseball as much as her husband, so she understands and shares his passion for the game” Scripted by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, production starts in L.A. Based on the book by Michael Lewis, here is the synopsis: “The Oakland Athletics have a secret: a winning baseball team is made, not bought.In major league baseball the biggest wallet is supposed to win: rich teams spend four times as much on talent as poor teams. But over the past four years, the Oakland Athletics, a major league team with a minor league payroll, have had one of the best records. Last year their superstar, Jason Giambi, went to the superrich Yankees. It hasn’t made any difference to Oakland: their fabulous season included an American League record for consecutive victories. Billy Beane, general manager

Kathryn Morris Joins "Moneyball"

“Cold Case” Hottie Joins "Moneyball" “ Cold Case ” star Kathryn Morris is in negotiations to come aboard the Columbia Pictures baseball film “Moneyball.” In the film, which stars Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Stephen Bishop , Morris will play the second wife of Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane ( Pitt ). She loves baseball as much as her husband, so she understands and shares his passion for the game. Bennett Miller is directing the project, written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, which starts shooting in L.A. next week. Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca and Rachel Horovitz are producing. Morris has starred on the CBS procedural “Cold Case” for seven seasons. She has also appeared in the features “Minority Report,” “Resurrecting the Champ” and “Paycheck.” Please Leave A Comment- Source- riskybusiness

"Moneyball" Has Found It's Man Bennett Miller and Brad Pitt on Board

"Moneyball" Has Found It's Man Bennett Miller and Brad Pitt on Board Columbia Pictures is handing the ball to helmer Bennett Miller for its pic "Moneyball." The "Capote" director is in negotiations to take the helm of the Brad Pitt starrer. Real-life story is based on Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who defied conventional wisdom and even his own scouts by fielding a baseball team of castoffs to create the ultimate underdogs en route to one of the most unlikely winning streaks in the history of professional sports. Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin penned the script, which is based on Michael Lewis' best-selling tome. Stan Chervin wrote an earlier draft. Steven Soderbergh had been attached to direct the pic, which is considered a tricky sell overseas given baseball's limited appeal outside of the U.S. Columbia has been working to get the project back on track after studio topper Amy Pascal pulled the plug on the film just days befor