Second Trailer for MONEYBALL Starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill

     August 3, 2011


Have you had your fill of trailers today with The Darkest Hour, Killer Elite, and In Time?  Well open up that belt buckle one more notch because we’ve got yet another new piece of advertising for you.  Sony Pictures has released a second trailer for Bennett Miller’s adaptation of Moneyball starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill.  It plays like the first trailer:  financially-poor baseball team the Oakland As keep losing, angry general manager Billy Beane (Pitt), reinvents the game by using statistics instead of the tired conventional wisdom, Beane becomes a controversial figure who may lose his job, Oakland As triumph, everybody hugs.  This new trailer is basically the same thing with some new footage.  Despite the simple trajectory of the trailer’s arc, I’m looking forward to the movie because I dug the book, Aaron Sorkin worked on the screenplay, and I’m a fan of Pitt and Hill.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  Moneyball opens September 23rd but will first play at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Trailer via Latino Review.

Here’s the official synopsis for Moneyball:

Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball’s conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games. It’s more than baseball, it’s a revolution – one that challenges old school traditions and puts Beane in the crosshairs of those who say he’s tearing out the heart and soul of the game.


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  • jay

    great book, looks like the movie is gonna be terrific as well.

  • bryce

    looks awesome. brad pitt and jonah hill, both great actors

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  • j jonah jameson

    Here’s a few words I bet you thought you’d never hear:

    “The best supporting actor Oscar goes to… Jonah Hill!”

    And you probably still won’t.

  • LP

    I’m not a fan of baseball, but this looks like a good story to watch.

  • Finn

    How many World Series rings has Beane won? That’s right. 0.
    And they really, really suck this year.

    • Matt

      Hell, the A’s never even won a post-season series.

      • Ryan

        Do your research.

  • duder

    Very impressive cinematography

  • Mickey

    That’s not Brad Pitt its Robert Redford .

  • Al

    The A’s made it to the playoffs but I wouldn’t say they really triumphed they got knocked out of the playoffs in the first round. I expect this movie to have an ending very similar to “Friday Night Lights” with some sort of moral victory. It should be pretty good.

    • Ryan

      Remember the record setting 20 game win streak?

  • danielplainview

    how bout a shout out to Philip Seymour Hoffman. damn what a nice trifecta. Pitt-Hill-Hoffman. plus Wally Pfister in a Non-Nolan film. and Sorking at the screenplay. my oh my.

    ps. nice to see no cynicism on you Matt. LOL

  • Julie

    the movie fan in me loves the way the field is lighted in that picture…. the baseball fan in me cringes.

    Plus, I think the rotation of Mulder, Hudson, and Zito won them all those games….. not the “let’s plunk men from obscurity” meme. heh. In fact, I’d venture a guess to say that’s why they never succeeded in the playoffs.

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  • Jo

    Just “Friday Night Lights” with Baseball? I hope not, but judging by the trailers it seems like it.