Films

Moneyball

September 23rd 2011
  • Drama,
  • PG-13,
  • 133 min,
  • Sony Pictures
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  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, Kathryn Morris, Tammy Blanchard, Erin Pickett, Sergio Garcia, Stephen Bishop, Adrian Bellani, Keith Middlebrook, Olivia Dudley, Takayo Fischer, James Shanklin, Royce Clayton, Art Ortiz, Eric West, Ryan McCann, Chris McGarry, Diane Behrens, Chris Smith, David Hutchison, Ari Zagaris, Erich Hover, Andrew Plummer, Brent Dohling, Casey Bond, Derrin Ebert, Nick Porrazzo, Steven Sapp, Melvin Perdue, Jason Hubbs, Marvin Horn, Bryan Carnes
  • Director: Bennett Miller
  • Writers: Michael Lewis, Stan Chervin, Stephen J. Rivele, Aaron Sorkin, Christopher Wilkinson, Steven Zaillian
  • Producers: Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Scott Rudin
  • Co Producer: Alissa Phillips
  • Associate Producer: Scott Andrew Robertson
  • Executive Producers: Mark Bakshi, Andrew S. Karsch
  • Art Directions: Brad Ricker, David Scott
  • Casting: Francine Maisler
  • Costume Design: Kasia Walicka-Maimone
  • D.O.P.: Wally Pfister
  • Editor: Christopher Tellefsen
  • Makeup: Francisco X. PĂ©rez
  • Music: Mychael Danna
  • Production Design: Jess Gonchor
  • Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

Storyline

Based on Michael Lewis' nonfiction bestseller "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," the book's subject is Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who assembled a contending baseball club on a shoestring budget by employing a sophisticated computer-based analysis to draft players.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Boston, USA; Los Angeles, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Some strong language
  • Production Budget: $47 million
  • Production Companies: Michael De Luca Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Specialty Films
  • Production Schedule: 12 July 2010 - September 2010

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Trivia

2011 Guide Analysis: "Based on the 2003 book of the same name by Michael M. Lewis, this was originally developed with Oscar-winning scribe Steve Zaillian and filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. Everything was set to go on this production until changes in the script by Soderbergh to lend a more documentary approach to the material caused the studio to put this into limited turnaround mere days before it was scheduled to begin shooting. Despite his reputation, Soderbergh was let go.

"The West Wing" and "The Social Network" scribe Aaron Sorkin came onboard to re-write the script and bring it back in line with traditional sports movies. "Capote" director Bennett Miller took over the director's chair, a key supporting role that Demetri Martin was set to play was recast with Jonah Hill, and shooting finally kicked off on the $47 million project a year after originally planned.

It will be interesting to see the final result and how it compares to the version Soderbergh had planned. Baseball films don't do business at all overseas, so this would have to be a potentially serious awards contender to get any traction globally. Domestically though, with a release around the pennant race, this could well get a festival launch if good enough and should do healthy box-office."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 7 October 2011: India
  • 3 November 2011: Singapore
  • 9 November 2011: France
  • 10 November 2011: Hong Kong, Hungary, Netherlands
  • 11 November 2011: Japan
  • 18 November 2011: Brazil
  • 25 November 2011: Ireland, Italy, UK
  • 8 December 2011: Germany, Portugal
  • 9 December 2011: Sweden, Turkey