From ESPN.com’s Rob Neyer :
I managed to buttonhole Michael Lewis, and got this bit of news: the rebooted Moneyball movie, scripted by Aaron Sorkin, is scheduled to start shooting in June. According to Lewis, Brad Pitt’s still going to play Billy Beane. But Demetri Martin’s out as Paul DePodesta (above). Instead — ready for this? — the ex-football player and Harvard graduate will be portrayed by … Jonah Hill.
The addition of “Superbad”‘s Hill to the cast all but guarantees there will be hardly any money left in the studio’s budget for John Hawkes to play Jeremy “Soft Body” Brown, Ed Harris as Art Howe or Frankie Faison to channel Joe Morgan.