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is an upcoming biographical comedy-drama
film directed by Bennett Miller, starring Brad Pitt, Philip
Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Chris Pratt
and Casey Bond.
It is based on the true story of Billy Beane (Brad Pitt),
general manager of the Oakland Athletics, and his
attempt to create a competitive team despite Oakland’s
unfavourable financial situation.
The story focuses around Billy Beane and his arrival as
Oakland’s general manager. Through analysis and a new,
non-traditional sabermetric approach to scouting players,
Beane is 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!
The film, based on the 2003 book of the same name
written by Michael Lewis, is set for release in September
Brad Pitt as Billy Beane,
general manager of the Oakland Athletics.
Jonah Hill as Peter Brand (a pseudonym for Paul
DePodesta), Beane’s assistant general manager.
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Art Howe,
a manager of the Athletics.
Chris Pratt as Scott Hatteberg
Casey Bond as Chad Bradford
Stephen Bishop as David Justice
Kathryn Morris as Tara Beane
Robin Wright as Sharon
Royce Clayton as Miguel Tejada
David Hutchison as John Mabry
CEO of Activision Blizzard, Robert Kotick
makes an uncredited cameo appearance.
Directed by: Bennett Miller
Produced by
Executive Producer: Mark Bakshi
Producer: Michael De Luca
Producer: Rachael Horovitz
Producer: Alissa Phillips
Associate Producer: Scott Andrew Robertson
Produer: Scott Rudin
For more information please visit the official movie website at:
Studio: Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures: