Moneyball | September 23, 2011
Director: Bennett Miller
Writer: Steve Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman
What it’s about: Brad Pitt stars in the real-life tale of Major League Baseball general manager Billy Beane, who built up a winning team despite a decreased budget thanks to his sly use of statistical data to calculate the best — and cheapest — players for his roster. Aaron Sorkin updates Steve Zaillian’s adaptation of Michael Lewis’ fly-on-the-wall novel for Columbia Pictures, with Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman co-starring. — Fandango
Why we’re excited: Everyone loves a sports film about the underdogs prevailing, and the writer and producers behind 2010’s Oscar winning film “The Social Network” have teamed up again for what is sure to be a home run (pun intended) in 2011. With the addition of Oscar favorites Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as young comedian Jonah Hill playing against type in his first high-profile dramatic role, we can’t see this film striking out (sorry!).
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