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NY Times article: The Demise of ‘Moneyball’

Hello Frocktalk readers.  I came upon this article in the New York Times this morning, about Sony Pictures pulling the plug on the yet-to-be-shot Brad Pitt movie Moneyball.  The film is about baseball, and Steven Soderbergh was to direct.  The lovely Shoshana Rubin was designing the costumes.  Sony decided to halt production just days away from shooting, and the story explains why.  I thought this article was relevant because it demonstrates the atmosphere in which we find ourselves these days.  Producers and financiers are getting increasingly skittish, in a time where we all thought the pace of production would pick back up.  Read on:

NY TIMES ARTICLE: MONEYBALL

— KMB

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