Watch Brad Pitt Bossing Around Jonah Hill In First Clip From The Moneyball Trailer

By Katey Rich 2011-06-15 09:20:35discussion comments
fb share tweet share
I'll never understand what inspires movie studios to preview new trailers on Entertainment Tonight before releasing them online, but they keep doing it, which means we keep getting our first looks at highly anticipated new movies with insipid anchors talking over them. The latest victim of this is Moneyball, which is a pretty bizarre candidate for this kind of treatment-- a sports drama, based on a book about baseball statistics, about building a better team roster through the power of economics. OK, yes, it stars Brad Pitt, but so did Tree of Life, and it didn't suffer like this.

Check out the short preview below, in which we see Pitt looking like a full-on mid-career Robert Redford as Oakland A's manager Billy Beane, trying to save his team and bossing around economics whiz kid Paul de Podesta, played by Jonah Hill. They'll have the full trailer tonight, which will presumably be online soon after; I'm reserving judgment on this until we've seen anything resembling a full trailer, but I do like what we're seeing so far. It might be a natural weakness for baseball movies, or it might be because director Bennett Miller has managed the impossible task of adapting a book about baseball stats into a watchable movie. We'll find out soon enough; Moneyball is due in theaters September 23.


discussion
Subscribe To Topics You're Interested In
Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Back to top
GET US IN YOUR FEED
RELATED
REVIEWS
FEATURES
TOP MOVIES
HOT TOPICS
ABOUT US FAQ PRIVACY POLICY JOBS CONTACT
© Cinema Blend LLC / All rights reserved