While no offers have been made, it seems Columbia has a few front-runners to direct a biopic on baseball innovator Billy Beane. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business Blog, directors Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) and Bennet Miller (Capote) are the front-runners to direct Moneyball.

The project was originally set up as a Steven Soderbergh project, but he will no longer be involved in the film and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin was brought on in July to re-write the film.

Brad Pitt is still on board to star in the film. We'll certainly keep you posted on any new directorial developments of Moneyball as soon as we have more information.