Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill Play Hardball in ‘Moneyball’ Trailer

I’ve always been on the fence about sports movies. Too often they teeter just a little too far over to the overly-inspirational-to-the-point-of-cheesiness side of the scale, and that’s something I just can’t stomach. With Moneyball, from what we can tell, it looks to be a different case. The film stars Brad Pitt as the general manager of the Oakland Athletics as he tries to revolutionize the way the business of baseball is done. Alongside Pitt are Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright, Stephen Bishop, Kathryn Morris and Chris Pratt. If that helluva cast isn’t enough to convince you, consider this: Capote’s director, Bennett Miller, helmed the flick and Aaron Sorkin penned the script with Steven Zaillian. As someone who’s recently gotten back into Sorkin’s short-lived comedy, Sports Night, seeing the scribe delve back into that world is a promising thought.

Of course, you could listen to all my ideas about why this looks pretty fantastic, or you could take a look at the trailer and decide for yourself.

Celebrity Editor Kelsea Stahler was born in a pile of dirt. Okay, she was actually born in an old Naval hospital in San Diego, which then became a pile of dirt and remained as such for a number of years before becoming a parking lot perfectly sized for circus tents, and finally a museum. She eventually left San Diego to attend New York University, where she studied Journalism and English literature — two less-than profitable liberal arts degrees about which guidance counselors warned her. Against all odds, she now resides in Brooklyn, where she fights the constant fear that the locals will soon discover she isn’t quite cool enough to live there, and makes a living writing absurd, pop culture features about Batman, zombies, vampires, funny people, and Ron Swanson.

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