No Money For Moneyball

Sony got cold feet and killed Moneyball, a baseball picture that was to be directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Brad Pitt. The New York Times describes the whole mess in Money Worries Kill A-List Film at Last Minute.

Soderbergh modified the script to keep Major League Baseball happy but Sony didn’t like his creative direction which is a nice way of saying that the film wasn’t mainstream (simple, dumb, formulaic, a sure cash cow). It’s a wonder that any groundbreaking or unique films get made in Hollywood these days.

If you’re growing tired of the usual blockbusters then start attending film festivals because that’s where exciting films are being made these days — films that take risks and try to push the medium in new directions.

Posted in Movies at 1:37 AM