The plot for Moneyball sounds dull beyond belief, a manager of a baseball team uses computer analysis to pick his baseball team which then become successful, surprising all those in baseball, however there are a number of exciting aspects to the story.
It's based on fact and it stars Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright, it's directed by Bennett Miller who previously directed Capote, and the screenplay is written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, who together have films galore to their credit.
What's more is that the trailer for Moneyball looks good. I'll admit it doesn't set the world on fire for me and I think that this will be fighting hard to get the non-baseball fans into the cinema, but with Brad Pitt leading it's sure to make some in roads.
Here's the official blurb for the film.
"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."
Now the trailer. See if you think it can break through to the non-baseball fans in the audience.