Steven Soderbergh’s is planning to animate the star character in his upcoming live-action movie Moneyball.
The film, based on Michael Lewis’ book about how Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane used a statistics model developed by Bill James to build a winning team, will be as realistic possible ‘ except when it comes to James.
‘We have this sort of oracle character that appears throughout and declaims various issues and he’s essentially supposed to be Bill James,’ Soderberg told MTV. ‘He’s your host in a way’. The background will be real but the person who is supposed to be him will be animated.’
Brad Pitt is set to play the role of Beane alongside a number of people from the story who will be playing themselves.