Updates on casting and locations for the upcoming Moneyball movie, directed by Steven Soderbergh:
“Anybody who is not actively playing who was on the 2002 team has been approached,” he said. “We’ve got about 60 percent of them. We have [manager] Art Howe, we’ve got Rick Peterson, the pitching coach. We’ve got three-quarters of the scouts who were there. … The guys on the team we can’t get — we’re casting real people who can play and perform. We’ll have the real footage and then we’ll go to the close-up with our guy in it, and it should be seamless,” the director explained.
They’re also re-creating the Oakland Coliseum interior on a soundstage. Shooting begins in six weeks.
Also, there’s a new poll to go along with the Moorad discussion from Wednesday.
The great showdown: who is your preferred Padres President / CEO?
- Jeff Moorad (63%, 10 Votes)
- Sandy Alderson (37%, 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 16