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Moneyball Trailer Starring Brad Pitt 2011-06-16 12:23:00

Moneyball Trailer: Brad Pitt Takes Us Out to the Ball Game

Moneyball is one of those movies that has been in the lurch for so long that I was skeptical it would ever see the light of day. That said, after actor swapping, a rewritten script by Aaron Sorkin, and a director switcheroo, the Bennett Miller film is finally slated for a September release — and if the first trailer is any indication, it was worth the wait.

In this adaptation of Michael M. Lewis's nonfiction book, Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manger of the Oakland A's. The film explores Beane's tactics to keep his losing team afloat without the huge bank account of some other ball clubs, which means thinking outside the box of buying valuable players to beef up his team. Jonah Hill and Chris Pratt leave their jokes behind to add to the supporting cast as Billy's assistant GM and the A's first baseman, respectively.

The movie is certainly packaged as this year's inspirational sports movie, but we all know that Sorkin is more than capable of raising the bar with a whip-smart script. (Plus, the A's didn't end up winning the World Series, so it won't be totally cookie cutter.) More than anything else, this seems like yet another vehicle for Pitt to show off his range. Check out the preview, and tell me what you think when you


Whitfield517 Whitfield517 6 years
I am not a big fan of sports films but this looks really good. Pitt of course is amazing! He seems to be able to transform himself endlessly. What is really surprising to me is Johan Hill. He has come a long way from playing the fat kid that was the butt of jokes in teenage party movies. I am excited to see where his career takes him.
littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 6 years
I was ready to write this off, but I actually liked the trailer. I liked the end of it, seems more than just 'another sports film'.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
And if I misinterpreted what you were trying to say, I apologize. :)
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
And it definitely won't be cookie-cutter, because they've never even made it past the 1st round of playoffs, I believe. Gingirl, are you talking about the A's never (in the history of the franchise) making it past the first round of playoffs? Cause they've actually won the World Series like 9 times. Multiple AL Pennants and Division Titles too. :) Nowadays....not so much. With a crappy old stadium no one wants to go to (or play in) and the World Series champs across the Bay...they're not going to be doing anything big anytime soon. I'm a lifelong Giants fan, and I don't think anyone will ever forgive the A's for beating the Giants in the 89 World Series...or the earthquake that interrupted it!
Susi-May Susi-May 6 years
My three reasons to see this movie: I love Micheal M. Lewis. He's a great sports writer and also great writer when it comes to finance. It's a movie about the (sad and lonely) Oakland A's! Not the stinking Yankees. Aaron Sorkin is a great writer too. I still miss his snappy dialogue from "Sports Night." Another smart dude, who can write sports. I am all in! Brad Pitt is just like a pretty little bonus in this venture.
FatSpoon FatSpoon 6 years
I want to see this with PopSugar Becky. Hot Dogs and Hot Pitt? In other news, Jonah Hill looks fatter than ever.
Shannon-Vestal Shannon-Vestal 6 years
This looks phenomenal. Plus, I loved seeing Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) in there.
NVMolly NVMolly 6 years
I loved the book and can't wait for this movie to be released! It's written by the same author as The Blind Side and the screen play was written or re-written by Alan Sorkin, I will be there opening weekend!
gingirl gingirl 6 years
So excited for this movie to come out! The book was really good and well-written, so I'm eager to see what Aaron Sorkin did with it. And it definitely won't be cookie-cutter, because they've never even made it past the 1st round of playoffs, I believe. Bean's whole thing is that the actual season matters more than the post-season.
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