2011 Fall Movie Preview: Our 20 Most Anticipated

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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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Linda is currently a Film Reporter at TheWrap. She studied Film & Digital Media at the University of California. She likes David Fincher, New York City, and cats. She founded Up&Comers in 2010. You can find more of her random ramblings, 140 characters at a time, on Twitter @lindazge.