Looks like the Hollywood hunk will be gracing the East Bay with his presence — if not Berkeley, then Oakland — to start shooting the movie based on Berkeley author Michael Lewis’ book Moneyball about Oakland A’s Billy Beane.

According to the Today in Montclair blog, which checked in with the movie trade press, shooting is expected to start next year with a release date set for 2011.

Read the scoop here.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...