Watch: Impressive First Trailer for Brad Pitt's 'Moneyball' Adaptation

June 16, 2011
Source: Yahoo

Moneyball Trailer

"If we win with this team, we'll change the game." Columbia has finally unveiled the first official trailer (via Yahoo) for Bennett Miller's adaptation of Moneyball. This is the same adaptation that Steven Soderbergh was working on before getting kicked off. Moneyball stars Brad Pitt as Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, as well as Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt and Robin Wright. I expected to see great things, considering this is another Sorkin script, but this looks really, really good. There are some incredible shots, it looks heartfelt, I'm really looking forward to seeing this. Check out the full trailer below!

Watch the first official trailer for Michael Lewis' Moneyball adaptation from YouTube:

The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's (Brad Pitt) successful attempt to put together a winning baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft a roster of players.

Moneyball is directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Bennett Miller, of The Cruise and Capote previously. The screenplay was written/rewritten by Oscar winning writers Steven Zaillian (Clear and Present Danger, Gangs of New York, American Gangster) and Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network), originally based on Michael Lewis' nonfiction book. Columbia Pictures will be bringing Moneyball to theaters starting on September 23rd this fall, right near the end of the 2011 baseball season.

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I'm really hoping this is like The Fighter because this trailer was just as corny as that one, but The Fighter turned out to be a pretty decent movie.

Moon on Jun 16, 2011


I think this looks excellent. Pitt and Hill? An extremely odd team up, but I think it works. The shot of him throwing the chair was pretty awesome. Count me in. If anyone is wondering what the song is its, This Will Destroy You's "The Mighty Rio Grande."

Xerxexx on Jun 16, 2011


Thanks for the song.

Internapse on Jun 17, 2011



Xerxexx on Jun 17, 2011


i was ABSOLUTELY obsessing over that and was convinced it was explosions in the sky.  thank you so so much!!!

guest on Jun 18, 2011


this looks pretty awesome i must say

Thomas Kroner on Jun 16, 2011


I am sold

Loser on Jun 16, 2011


filmed in Arizona, my hometown of Phoenix!

Indyjack on Jun 16, 2011


Its really been Brad Pitt's year. With Tree of Life and now this expect nomination(s) this year for him.

Ckoz1882 on Jun 16, 2011


Seen this story a million times before and the corny/cheese music doesnt make it heartfelt at all.. Still, has some good actors

Tester on Jun 16, 2011


brad pitt CAN'T  act. 

gigi on Jun 16, 2011


That's a joke, right? Brad FightClub-Snatch-Oceans11-JesseJames-BenjaminButton-InglouriousBasterds-TreeofLife Pitt can't act? Ha ha ha...

Alex Billington on Jun 16, 2011


You forgot Seven

Adam L on Jun 16, 2011


Se7en = Seven

Groov on Jun 17, 2011


wow i feel dumb, didnt even see that

Adam L on Jun 17, 2011


I agree with you alex, but I'm afraid what he did in "tree of life" can barely be called acting 😛

Anonymous on Jun 16, 2011


Yea, he just really pretend to be the father of those kids for a few months and just let Malick film around him, I believe that. 😉

Alex Billington on Jun 17, 2011


Did U not see 12 Monkeys ?

Tester on Jun 16, 2011


He was nominated for an Oscar for 12 Monkeys...For what it's worth. But I agree. Great performance.

Quanah on Jun 17, 2011


You can't post intelligent comments

Geoffrey Shauger on Jun 19, 2011


I'm a total sucker for sports movies.  Yes, they are, with a few exceptions, all the same.The basic formula, is emo underdogs about to throw in the towel, some smartypants with determination says "Nuh uh, you guys. We can totally do this!"  A few diamonds in the rough are discovered in the process, preferably followed by a montage ("Montaaaage"), somebody experiences a tragedy in their personal life; there is an emotional pep-talk and then the team rolls the competition. Teary eyes and choked-up-ness ensue.  The End.  I'm in!

Anonymous on Jun 16, 2011


God, I love baseball, but this trailer didn't do anything for me. Looks so boring. Plus I hate Jonah Hill. Anyone could do his job!

GCC on Jun 16, 2011


love Jonah Hill, hes likeable and funny. There are hundreds of actors that tend to play the same role doesnt mean anyone could do their job or act

Adam L on Jun 16, 2011


i concurr

Rmelendez on Jun 16, 2011


A guarantee. Just look at their on-base percentages. Numbers don't lie, they have a moderate hit with this one. And BTW "gigi", Like most professional actors, Pitt can act if you give him something to say.

Anonymous on Jun 16, 2011


Looks like we have our first film that is almost a LOCK to get nominated for various Oscars categories.

JoJo on Jun 16, 2011


I just don't seem to get it. it seems like a serious Major League. Team of misfits that nobody wants, blah blah blah. 

Hitler on Jun 16, 2011


Nice Acting and editing, otherwise what a cliche boring movie. Baseball really?

Retentive on Jun 16, 2011


Very nice shots. Esp at 2:16.

Daniel Vu Tran on Jun 16, 2011


In certain shots (1:34) Brad Pitt looks like Robert Redford more than ever. I like the films Brad Pitt has been choosing to make recently he's made some great films (Tree of Life, Jesse James) .

Sasadsda on Jun 16, 2011


I was going to say the same thing. 

El Guapo on Jun 17, 2011


It finally looks like Jonah Hill isn't playing the same character he ALWAYS plays....

Mr Heat Mizer on Jun 16, 2011


Yea, happy to see that, looks like he's actually pushing himself (or at least trying with his character) this time.

Alex Billington on Jun 17, 2011


Amazing trailer!

Anonymous on Jun 17, 2011


What exactly looks amazing about this movie, if you don't mind me asking....

RJ on Jun 17, 2011


Not at all. But I said "amazing trailer", I haven't seen the movie, can't say anything about the final product. Looks like some inspiring time at the movie theatre. I like this kind of sport stories, following the underdogs, changing the game, etc. And I also like Brad Pitt and the rest of the cast.

Anonymous on Jun 18, 2011



Johnny Neat on Jun 16, 2011


This movie trailer has been mention around the video game blogs. in the trailer there's a scene where Brad Pitt talks to someone, And that person is played by the CEO of Activision Bobby Kotick

TigerClaw on Jun 17, 2011


I hate baseball, but I think this looks amazing. I get a Friday Night Lights feel especially the music although I know the artist is not Explosions In The Sky, it sounds crazy similar.

Day on Jun 17, 2011


It's This Will Destroy You, amazing band.

Dan on Jun 17, 2011


The thing is they don't win anything.  Not a great premise for a movie because the system hasn't been successful.

RJ on Jun 17, 2011


What exactly looks amazing about this movie, if you don't mind me asking....

RJ on Jun 17, 2011


The book this is based on is fucking great, go out and get it right now. Anyway this looks awesome. Great cast, good director. I'm psyched.

Lebowski on Jun 17, 2011


I haven't seen The Tree of Life yet, so I won't include that in my statement, but...When has Brad Pitt done a film about a man with a job, a family, and a situation we can come close to identifying with? I can't remember. All of his roles are quirky, or tragic, or about characters who embody a worldliness not most can relate to. This is an impressive looking role for him. He is challenged with the task of being subtle and commanding all at once. It's a turn of something new, exciting, and embodies a game I love, as I'm sure many of you do also: baseball. I can't wait to see this. The trailer looks great. Sure, it's a trailer and they sometimes hide all the blemishes, but it looks great. And Bennett Miller's directing? His last film, Capote, was brilliant (Before that was a documentary called The Cruise that's apparently great--I've never seen it). Bennett understands an actor's needs, and how to involve the audience. With Sorkin on the writing team, Bennett directing, a great cast, I'm sure this film won't be utter rubbish. I'm psyched! P.S. I may take Lebowski's advice and get the book. Sounds incredibly interesting.

Quanah on Jun 17, 2011


I read this book when it first came out and thought it was pretty awesome. Although my opinion of it has gone down in the years since. Based off this trailer,  the movie looks like a typical sports movie made for people who don't really like sports. Not to mention most of the ideas they play off as revolutionary aren't anymore (never really were tbh). There's a reason Oakland hasn't had much success since those years, and all of Beane's staff who went on to become GMs themselves didn't last very long.

Anonymous on Jun 17, 2011


This year Philip Seymour Hoffman stands with his arms crossed not saying a word in Moneyball. Still looks really good.

Carfonexdo on Jun 17, 2011


Typical for FS to jizz all over this because Sorkin is attached. It's almost sad that FS and other sites pick guys they jizz about and proceed to blindly love everything. No integrity whatsoever. This looks incredibly boring and worthless to watch. The thing about sports movies, is that the underdog's story is never actually as emotional or Hollywoodian as the one you see on screen. Does it change lives? Is the team or the coach that great or influential? The answer is a resounding NO most of the time. It just is a fairytale story hence it is a Hollywood story. Pass.

ate on Jun 17, 2011


Optimism is good to have ate.

Xerxexx on Jun 17, 2011


Whoa, I genuinely thought this trailer looked great, despite Sorkin's involvement. I watched it and really enjoyed it, doesn't mean we don't have integrity, are you kidding? Just because we like one trailer? I'm not even sure what you're trying to say, but if you think this is boring then stay away, that's fine. I just think it looks like it has some substance and an emotionally-driven story, and I'm intrigued, doesn't looking boring to me at all. Just my opinion.

Alex Billington on Jun 17, 2011


I'm with you Alex, I can't stand baseball but this story is just awesome.

Xerxexx on Jun 18, 2011


I think you're being a little harsh. is an independent movie blog site. It goes without saying they're going to have their favorites. Also, the underdog story is far more emotional than you give it credit for. How many times has an underdog sports story been made into a feature film, documentary, and covered by ESPN 100000 times? Dozens and dozens and dozens of times. They aren't fairy tales, and they do change lives.

Quanah on Jun 18, 2011


What an idiot

Geoffrey Shauger on Jun 19, 2011


It looks pretty decent and I think baseball is pretty boring. Surely though this film is the American dream encapsulated though? That if you come up with a idea and it is a good idea, you can succeed. Then everyone is like 'forget I said I was gonna kill you, can I get some of yer dirty money now pleeeeeeaaaase?'. As far as story telling goes, it doesn't look that bad and it is based on actual reality, so even though I think baseball is nearly as idiotic as American Football, I'll be sitting front row on my sofa to watch this with a gang of ninjas.

Crapola on Jun 18, 2011


ActiVision CEO Bobby Kotick at 00:17

Van on Jun 20, 2011


Can't wait! This looks fabulous!

Anonymous on Jun 22, 2011


Sweet, a non-Nolan film shot by Wally Pfister!

Seagle2011 on Jun 29, 2011


This movie looks great! Love baseball, love Brad Pitt, love movies! I'm in! p.s. how can anyone say Brad Pitt can't act??

Harry Hopkinson on Jul 19, 2011


Billy Beane ruined the Oakland A's. He inherited a winning franchise, sold off some of the best players in major league history, for money, he ran the Oakland A's in to the dirt, never giving a damn about the fans. Billy Beane should be run out of baseball. Why not make another movie about a member of our American pastime who matters. I won't spend a dime on trash!

Bhudson on Sep 16, 2011


.Brad pitt is in the movie So,This is the kind of movie that is awaited by all. I like the trailers of the movie very much. And Now i am very excited to watch this movie. As storyline of the movie seems to be very good.

West on Sep 21, 2011

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