First short clip from MONEYBALL starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill
Here is the first clip from Moneyball starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. The film has had a troubled path throughout it's production. At first, David Frankel (Marley & Me) was set to direct, but had to drop out. Steven Soderbergh then took over, but Sony pulled the plug on his version a few days before production in May of 2009. Bennett Miller eventually took over and the film is now set for release this fall. There have been all sorts of issues with the script as well with numerous drafts and writers taking a stab.
The story focuses on "Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and Paul De Podesta (Jonah 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."
“Entertainment Tonight” dropped a preview last night of the longer preview they’ll unspool tonight (we know, deal with it) but we’ll take it as it gives us our first look at the film and all told? It looks like it could be fun. The interplay between Pitt and Hill looks pretty sharp and it could be a nice twist on the standard baseball movie.
Entertainment Weekly shared the clip below and audiences will likely see a full trailer before Green Lantern this weekend. Check out the super short clip below and share your thoughts:
Moneyball arrives in theaters on September 23rd.