After his inexplicable-if-fairly-charming “trailer” for Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock
, Demetri Martin
’s profile has continued to rise beyond a cult base and into the Hollywood mainstream. He reportedly has projects in development with several studios, and now he can add a confirmed role alongside Brad Pitt in Steven Soderbergh’s Moneyball
, an adaptation of the baseball book by Michael M. Lewis.
The book chronicles the innovative use of statistics to help elevate the Oakland Athletics baseball team to a competitive position with others that have far more money to burn. Martin will play an Ivy Leaguer who turns down a traditional future to take a chance on the team, a biography that’s not entirely unlike his own.
The movie, set up for director Soderbergh, will shoot this summer. And in case you missed that Woodstock trailer, here it is: