Brad Pitt, Steven Soderbergh

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Brad Pitt and Steven Soderbergh are an Ocean's apart no more.

The director is in talks to reteam with his Ocean's franchise headliner on Moneyball, a sports film centering on the real life Oakland Athletics' general manager who used a computer analysis program to draft a playoff-caliber team.

While Pitt joined the project last fall, Variety reports that Soderbergh has entered into early talks to helm the flick after Marley & Me auteur David Frankel parted ways with the film.

The underdog movie is an adaptation of Michael Lewis' bestselling Moneyball: The Art of Winning An Unfair Game, which chronicled Oakland A's GM Billy Beane's successful foray into computer-assisted recruiting. Using the a special program, Beane pieced together a team with a bare-bones payroll that became a World Series contender

Per the trade, the film will be Soderbergh's next project, usurping the Catherine Zeta-Jones and Hugh Jackman-starring Cleopatra and Marc Antony lovefest Cleo on his roster. Pitt, meanwhile, recently finished up work on Quentin Tarantino's WWII epic, Inglourious Basterds.

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