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'Moneyball' Poster Reveals That It Stars Brad Pitt & Is About Baseball

by Kevin Jagernauth
July 21, 2011 11:51 AM
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We're not sure what the wisdom is of a studio releasing any major marketing material if they're not at Comic-Con -- they're bound to get ignored -- but that said, those who will be buying tickets for "Moneyball" probably don't care about whatever is happening in San Diego anyway.

The first poster for "Moneyball" has landed and it confirms two things that the mainstream public will need to know before deciding whether or not to fork over cash for this one: It stars Brad Pitt and it's about baseball. A dramedy of sorts, that an early TV spot is kind of pitching as a "Field Of Dreams" inspirational tale, “Moneyball” centers on Billy Beane (Pitt) and Peter Brand (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. Basically, it's a story of the "little train that could" told through the prism of America's greatest pastime, and frankly, by what we're seeing so far, it looks like a solid triple which is fine by us.

"Moneyball" swings for the fences on September 23rd. Full poster below. [HeyUGuys]

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6 Comments

  • DONNA | January 2, 2012 5:32 AMReply

    BRAD PITT ALL THE WAY FOR BEST ACTOR 2012.... SO SEXY AND A GOOD ACTOR FOR YEARS... MY VOTE GOES TO BRAD PITT FOR BEST ACTOR THIS YEAR.........................

  • PASS | July 22, 2011 5:11 AMReply

    I'm not interested in this at all. I was before I watched the trailer but Brad looks totally goofy in that movie. Maybe they should take some of him out of the trailer because his acting was not great.

  • x | July 22, 2011 4:12 AMReply

    it's not about baseball. it's about potential and the poster makes this clear (although, granted, it doesn't spell it out for addled bloggers)

    the baseball field is empty. there's nothing going on even though the facility is designed for team sports but no team is around and no fans are there. there's just potential.

    the protagonist is in the field alone. he knows he is responsible for bringing life to all this emptiness. he can, potentially, make it work and fill all those seats with excited fans or, potentially, fail and nothing happens.

    it's about the potential we all have and risking everything to try to succeed and, yes, stars brad pitt

    was that too complicated jagernauth?

  • Glass | July 22, 2011 2:07 AMReply

    I hope so - it made me giggle.

  • Kevin Klawitter | July 21, 2011 12:31 PMReply

    Is the title of this page supposed to be clever?

  • SK | July 21, 2011 12:10 PMReply

    A Brad Pitt movie will get just as much attention as anything at comic con...thankfully.
    This is likely more appealing to females, and even males, than most of the comic con podiums.
    Brad Pitt + Baseball + Movie will connect with much more people than obscure superheroes or graphic novels.

    This will bring in maybe just as much as Green Lantern globally when it finishes its run.

    And comic con dependent movies have to compete with tablets, iphones and 2:00 minute youtube videos

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