The first TV Spot for “Moneyball,” the upcoming baseball movie based on former Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane has been released. As a baseball fan and someone from the area, this is a film I can’t wait to see.
Based on a true story the film centers around “Billy Beane (Pitt) and Paul De Podesta (Hill), the GM and assistant GM that made the 2002 Oakland A’s a highly competitive Major League Baseball team (Beane took them to a AL West Division title) using a modern analytical sabermetrics system, despite having a completely budgeted, low-rent team that were initially the laughing stock of baseball early on in the season.”
“Moneyball” is set to open up on September 23rd 2011 and stars Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman. If you haven’t seen the full trailer, check it out here.