'Moneyball' finds actor to play David Justice

8:00 PM PST 06/30/2010 by Jay A. Fernandez, AP

Stephen Bishop cast as ex-MLB player in baseball-themed pic

Stephen Bishop will suit up as slugger David Justice in Columbia's "Moneyball."

Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in the Bennett Miller-directed baseball project, which begins shooting in two weeks in Los Angeles. Scott Rudin and Michael De Luca are producing.

Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin scripted the film, which is based on Michael Lewis' 2003 nonfiction book about Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane and his strategy for building a successful team without paying players enormous salaries.

A longtime member of the Atlanta Braves, Justice played his final MLB season, 2002, for the A's, who made the playoffs that year.

Repped by the Henderson Hogan Agency and manager Margie Weiner, Bishop has appeared on TV's "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost," "Brothers and Sisters" and "Girlfriends" and the features "The Rundown" and "Friday Night Lights."
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