Forced to build a contending major league baseball team on a budget, Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s, turns to statistical analysis to draft his players. Traditionalists of the game, however, see this as gaming the system — effectively ripping the fun and purity from the game they hold dear. Based on a true story, Columbia Pictures’ Moneyball captures the uphill battle Beane and his number-crunching assistant Peter Brand went through as they changed the way America’s favorite pastime is developed and played. (Whether or not it is a better way is, of course, up for debate).
Moneyball stars Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, Robin Wright, Stephen Bishop and Kathyrn Morris.
Moneyball swings in US theaters on September 23, 2011 and UK theaters on November 25, 2011.