*Stephen Bishop, a journeyman actor who has appeared in several TV dramas, hits the big leagues in his next role as slugger David Justice in the Brad Pitt baseball movie “Moneyball.”
The Columbia film 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.
Robin Wright, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman also star in the Bennett Miller-directed movie, which begins shooting in two weeks in Los Angeles.
Justice, ex-husband of Halle Berry and longtime member of the Atlanta Braves, played his final MLB season in 2002, for the A’s, who made the playoffs that year.
Bishop has appeared on TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost,” “Brothers and Sisters” and “Girlfriends” and the features “The Rundown” and “Friday Night Lights.”