Moneyball is based on the book of the same name by journalist/author Michael Lewis. It follows the story of Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) who was the general manager of the Oakland A’s in the early 2000s and how he changed their system. He saw that the statistics and reasons that scouts were choosing players who were not working. So, he found new statistics that found him cheaper players who could still help him win. Jonah Hill joins Pitt as his number crunching cohort.
Moneyball will be out on September 23rd, 2011.