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Now starring as Billy Beane: Brad Pitt

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TigerVols, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    A new production company out here that has some deep pockets has green-lit a movie version of Moneyball. Tipped to star as Billy Beane? Mizzou's own Brad Pitt.


  2. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    They finally found something more boring to watch than the Oakland A's: A movie about Oakland A's executives.
  3. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Who plays Jeremy Brown?
  4. I'll bet the climax is the A's triumphant march to the first round of the American League Playoffs!
  5. Kato

    Kato Active Member

    LOL. I didn't read Moneyball but would like to. We have a sabermetrics cult member in our office who often touts the ways of Billy Beane, and I always have to ask, "What have they won?" So they're good, not great. So are the Minnesota Twins. So are the Chicago Cubs. So are the Anaheim Angels.
  6. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I don't doubt that there will be a "Moneyball" movie.

    And they'll probably turn it into a romantic comedy. They will peel away any actual baseball depth it could have had. Think "Semi-Tough."

    So the question is, who will land the prized Tabitha Soren role?
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I could see it as one of those God awful ESPN movies. The facts will be "slightly" changed so Beane gives the team a pep talk during a crucial part of the season and is carried off the field after the A's win the World Series.

    But a studio film? Insanely bad idea even if Pitt is attached.
  8. Terence Mann

    Terence Mann Member

    I can't wait for more people to show up on this thread and prove their misunderstanding of "Moneyball" and the concepts that led to the writing of the book. We haven't had a good regurgitation of update on those tired misconceptions in some time.
  9. Best starting rotation in baseball for three years.
    No playoff wins.
    Res ipse loquitur.
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    With Bruce Willis as Scott Hatteberg, who will rescue children from a burning building, and beat up Chuck Norris and Cole Hamels.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    George Clooney as Bill James. :D :D
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Nick Nolte as Murray Chass.
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