Poster for Brad Pitt's 'Moneyball' Debuts

We are in the middle of marketing overload and even the films that aren't Comic Con-related features are getting new marketing material this week as Columbia has debuted the first poster for Moneyball, the Bennett Miller-directed feature based on Michael Lewis's nonfiction book of the same name.

The cast includes Brad Pitt, Kathryn Morris, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright and it is sure to be a film to be considered for Oscar's Best Picture, but as I mentioned in my recent Oscar piece, the first trailer didn't have me jumping for joy as it looked a bit generic. Then again, it could have been simply a trailer to get general audience interest rather the focusing on the specifics of the film.

Moneyball hits theaters on September 23 and I have included the poster and full synopsis directly below and you can get a slightly larger look at the new one sheet right here.

Photo: Columbia Pictures

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.

  • MajorFilmFan

    I'm not a sports fan AT ALL, but when it all boils down, I do enjoy a good sports movie, and this looks like it has some SERIOUS potential, seeing as Aaron Sorkin had a hand in writing the script, I think that this may be one of the surprise successes of the year, and possibly a bet for Best Picture. I can't say I'm a huge fan of Jonah Hill's comedy, but I WAS seriously impressed with his first rate work here.

  • m1

    Looks like a book cover.

  • adu

    Cant stand sports movies, theis could be different, but I probably will skip it.

    • pinstripedjon

      Trust me this isn't going to be one of those sports movies who's ending is a cliche "big game". This movie is going to be more like "The Damned United" than "The Fighter".

  • T Ramsey

    Looking forward to seeing this movie. Thought I saw a longer trailer...acting looks amazing, and despite the dry subject, seems like it will be a fantastic movie. Brad has a bit of a Robert Redford look going on in one of the clips.

  • Steve J

    From a historical aspect, I curious how the movie will show the A's two best hitters during the era of 2000-2003 on steroids, and if they show all the playoff losses. 100+ wins means nothing not making it to a world series.

    • pinstripedjon

      The early 2000's A's were one of the greatest teams of all-time. Unfortunately, they played along side one of the greatest sports dynasties of all-time, the villainous, indestructible, 1996-2003 New York Yankees.