The latest picture to feature the super sexy Brad Pitt is arriving at theaters on September 23. The movie, entitled Moneyball, is based on a true story about the Oakland Athletics baseball team and its general manager Billy Beane, and its attempts to assemble a competitive baseball team, through a carefully analyzed methodology. Pitt plays Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane, who called upon the help of now- Red Sox stats man Bill James’ complex computer analytics and lackluster ticket revenues to build a winning ball club.The movie is based on the book of the same name by Michael Lewis which was published in 2003.
The film, which was initially delayed and at one time speculated to be filming entirely in Boston, ended up spending just about a week in Beantown in October 2010, filming scenes with Pitt around Fenway Park.
The trailer for the movie, which was released several weeks ago in anticipation of its debut, features a brief scene scene shot at Fenway Park with Pitt and an actor portraying John Henry, principal owner of the Red Sox.
The movie is co-written by Aaron Sorkin, who also penned The Social Network, another movie that was partially made in Boston.