Brad Pitt Hunts for Baseball Bargains in ‘Moneyball’ at Toronto
By Rick Warner
September 13, 2011
Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill in “Moneyball.” The film is at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Photographer: Melinda Sue Gordon/Toronto International Film Festival via Bloomberg
“Not if they hired me,” the highly paid star told reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Pitt stars as Beane, a highly touted prospect who had a short, disappointing major-league career. He became a much more successful general manager, assembling competitive teams with one of baseball’s smallest payrolls.
“This is a guy whose life didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to,” director Bennett Miller (“Capote”) said at the press conference, where he shared a table with Pitt and cast members Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jonah Hill and Chris Pratt.
“He was supposed to be a superstar … but it took him more than a decade toiling in failure before he accepted that it wasn’t going to happen. So it ends up being much more than a sports story.” Read More…