Pascal was reportedly uncomfortable with changes made with the final draft of the script. Should another studio not step in, Columbia may attempt to replace the director, delaying the film.
The baseball film focuses on the bestselling book of the same name by Billy Beane, the Oakland A's general manager who based his rosters on stats over traditional scouting methods.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the film had a $57 million budget – what the newspaper noted as a hefty sum for a movie based on a book without a love story or true villain.
"Taking Woodstock" comedian Demetri Martin was set to star alongside Brad, along with a number of real-life former Major League Baseball stars.
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