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misterd
02-06-2009, 01:20 AM
OK, I don't know for sure that Pitt will play Beane, but still...

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40012

Living Legend
02-06-2009, 01:21 AM
Weird.

Jack_Bauer
02-06-2009, 01:40 AM
my friends and I heard about this and wondered how could they make a movie based off the book? And even more interesting that Brad Pitt is going to play Billy Beane.

Cheezombie
02-06-2009, 01:45 AM
yeah i'm interested to see how they do it...it'll probably just be a story about the 2002 team.

natepro
02-06-2009, 01:59 AM
This seems like a terrible idea for a movie.

Sport
02-06-2009, 02:04 AM
This seems like a terrible idea for a movie.

x2

whitesoxfan83
02-06-2009, 02:47 AM
This seems like a terrible idea for a movie.

X3

and something tells me it wont be done in a way that people who love the book want it done. who knows tho

tymonic1
02-06-2009, 04:25 AM
ummm ok

redwhitenblue
02-06-2009, 04:27 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1210166/


I would see it when it came to DVD.

EricU812
02-06-2009, 09:30 AM
My guess is that they'll show the "smaller market team/underdog" discover a way to change america's pastime and compete with the evil empire.

I will say this...Brad Pitt can basically pick any movie he wants. You can bash Pitt all you want, but he's not going to pick a movie that 1) has a small budget 2) Piss poor director 3) POS script.

However, like most movies it won't be able to live up to the book. And instead we are going to have a billion new guys at the bar who "know" baseball and have "read" moneyball.

fanofclendennon
02-06-2009, 09:41 AM
Where's the drama and conflict? The owner telling Beane that if he wanted to keep his job he would have to run the team on a shoestring budget? Didn't Hollywood already make "Major League?"

goldglove212
02-06-2009, 09:49 AM
X3

and something tells me it wont be done in a way that people who love the book want it done. who knows tho

x4

07MVPPatBurrell
02-06-2009, 10:04 AM
x4

x5

TheShock45
02-06-2009, 10:58 AM
X6

but i believe if they do make a movie it would be more along the lines of a staight story of billy beane for all baseball fans to watch

most of the bill james stuff will be cut out and you will get to see the rise of billy beane from superstar to bum to top 5 gm in baseball

your telling me you wouldnt want to see a live re enactment of the 2002 (i think) draft just billy beane on the phone cursing at everyone

misterd
02-06-2009, 11:04 AM
X3

and something tells me it wont be done in a way that people who love the book want it done. who knows tho

If the people who love the book can't imagine how it'll be made into a film, how can they have a preference for how its done? Soderberg has a good history, so its in capable hands. As long as a good baseball movie comes from it I'll be happy.

misterd
02-06-2009, 11:10 AM
My guess is that they'll show the "smaller market team/underdog" discover a way to change america's pastime and compete with the evil empire.

I will say this...Brad Pitt can basically pick any movie he wants. You can bash Pitt all you want, but he's not going to pick a movie that 1) has a small budget 2) Piss poor director 3) POS script.

However, like most movies it won't be able to live up to the book. And instead we are going to have a billion new guys at the bar who "know" baseball and have "read" moneyball.

Actually Pitt will do films with small budgets, by Hollywood standards, at any rate.

Personally, I think Pitt's smaller films (12 Monkeys, Seven, Snatch, Burn After Reading) have been better than many of his shots at blockbusters (Mr and Mrs Smith, Meet Joe Black, Oceans X).

The Ooh Child
02-06-2009, 11:29 AM
Despite the movie's title, this will probably be more of a short biography/underdog story than a theatrical interpretation of the book. Of course, I'm only basing this on common sense. I don't understand all the negativity. This sounds better than any movie I've heard of in a while. Beane's story is interesting, Soderbergh has been attached to a lot of good movies, and Pitt is an excellent actor.

fightins89
02-06-2009, 12:59 PM
"All the ways you wish you could be, that's me. I draft like you wanna draft, I trade like you wanna trade, I am smart, capable, and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not."

roju23
02-06-2009, 01:34 PM
Who's going to play Kevin Youkilis? I vote for James Gandolfini.

hotpotato1092
02-06-2009, 02:48 PM
I just don't see how they can make this a movie.

MelkyNYY
02-06-2009, 03:04 PM
wtf. So you are the first GM to discover that OBP means hitters get on BASE MORE!! AND YOU GET A MOVIE!!

Jerry34
02-06-2009, 04:07 PM
I think this is the real story:


would take the place of Soderbergh's delayed Antony-and-Cleopatra rock opera CLEO

bcransom
02-06-2009, 04:43 PM
This seems like a terrible idea for a movie.

x4

Cheezombie
02-06-2009, 04:48 PM
wtf. So you are the first GM to discover that OBP means hitters get on BASE MORE!! AND YOU GET A MOVIE!!

obviously you never read the book.

Zep
02-06-2009, 04:51 PM
obviously you never read the book.

He doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

C-ross12
02-06-2009, 04:55 PM
Sweet. Only way possible to convince my GF to see it.

King Henrik
02-06-2009, 05:02 PM
http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=284735&highlight=moneyball

hawkeyefootball
02-06-2009, 05:34 PM
If they do this movie I'd assume they'd have go in more of a chronological order than the book. The chapter on the history of statistics and Bill James would probably be cut out. But I could see it working.

Starting off with Billy in high school and just kind of flashing through his professional career quickly to the point when he asks to start, all the while over exaggerating his anger issues. Then following the teams play and rookie draft and a couple flashback type deals to Hatteberg and Bradford.

I doubt it'd be a great movie, but could be entertaining for those that read the book.

natepro
02-06-2009, 06:22 PM
I wonder if Joe Morgan will see it? :laugh2:

Seamhead
02-06-2009, 07:52 PM
He doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

:laugh: