The first trailer for Moneyball, that movie about baseball statistics starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, was just released by Yahoo! Movies today and I’m going to call it a standing double in baseball terms. It’s a good, clean trailer that sets up the movie well but doesn’t really make convince me there’s going to be a whole lot of drama to it. Also taking away from the drama is the fact that Billy Beane’s Oakland A’s never really won anything… The man started a baseball revolution, but he was pretty quickly surpassed by every other team and general manager who bought into his line of thought.
Moneyball screenwriter Aaron Sorkin did well with The Social Network though, so it definitely has the potential to be good. We’ll all see when Moneyball opens on September 23rd.