Demetri Martin catches 'Moneyball' role
Steven Soderbergh's pro baseball drama stars Brad PittDemetri Martin has been cast opposite Brad Pitt in "Moneyball," a pro baseball drama Steven Soderbergh is directing for Columbia.
Steven Zaillian wrote the screenplay, which adapts Michael Lewis' nonfiction book about Oakland A's GM Billy Beane, who assembled a contending ballclub despite a payroll much lower than other major-league teams.
Martin will play Paul DePodesta, a Harvard graduate who is into stats and probabilities and helps Beane (Pitt) develop his system.
A summer start is being eyed.
Michael De Luca and Rachel Horovitz are producing.
Matt Tolmach, Jonathan Kadin and DeVon Franklin are overseeing for the studio.
Martin, a rising actor and comedian, headlines Comedy Central's "Important Things With Demetri Martin," which sees him wearing actor, writer, composer and executive producer hats.
Last year, he scored a role in Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock," an ensemble drama starring Liev Schreiber, Emile Hirsch and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Martin is repped by CAA.