My friend Joe is a baseball fanatic, and when he heard this particular book (written my Michael M. Lewis) was being adapted he went nuts, as this is one of his favorite sports stories of the past ten years. The Oakland A's were a struggling team until Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) discovered a new way to pick players. The end result was a wildly successful baseball franchise. Steven Soderbergh was originally attached to direct but left the project, and Bennett Miller took up directing the Steven Zaillian/Aaron Sorkin script. The trailer debuts today on Yahoo! Movies, and I'm really excited to see this one, a new take on the sports film genre:
MONEYBALL opens September 23, 2011. Nordling, out.