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Moneyball Finally Releases Full Trailer

One of the most anticipated movies of 2011 has finally released a full length trailer. Moneyball, based on Michael Lewis' bestselling book documenting the success of Oakland GM Billy Beane and specifically the 2002 A's team, will hit theaters on September 23. Brad Pitt will portray Beane (nice job on that one, Billy), and Jonah Hill will also play a feature role, portraying Beane's assistant.

The trailer leads me to believe that the movie will be a success, and the story is certainly big-screen worthy. When Beane outlined his theories, he was generally dismissed as a dreamer. After seeing how successful his teams became, however, the focus on sabermetric stats like OBP and OPS became the darlings of the scouting world and are now considered to be among the most critical attributes a player can have.

The cast is certainly strong, but it is the screenwriter that has me most excited. In an effort to salvage what was then a struggling project, Sony hired Hollywood's hottest screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, to tweak the script. Sorkin has written some of the best screenplays in recent memory, including the Academy Award-winning script for Social Network. He is very adept at writing fast moving dialogue, which will surely be an asset for a film that will hope to explain a lot in about two hours.

I'll definitely be in the audience when the film comes out, as I was a huge fan of the book. If it's anywhere near as good as The Blind Side, which was another sports-centric book that was turned into a film, I'll be thrilled.

Are you interested in seeing Moneyball? Tweet me @rwags614 and let me know.

One of the most anticipated movies of 2011 has finally released a full length trailer. Moneyball, based on Michael Lewis' bestselling book documenting the success of Oakland GM Billy Beane and specifically the 2002 A's team, will hit theaters on September 23. Brad Pitt will portray Beane (nice job on that one, Billy), and Jonah Hill will also play a feature role, portraying Beane's assistant.

The trailer leads me to believe that the movie will be a success, and the story is certainly big-screen worthy. When Beane outlined his theories, he was generally dismissed as a dreamer. After seeing how successful his teams became, however, the focus on sabermetric stats like OBP and OPS became the darlings of the scouting world and are now considered to be among the most critical attributes a player can have.

The cast is certainly strong, but it is the screenwriter that has me most excited. In an effort to salvage what was then a struggling project, Sony hired Hollywood's hottest screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, to tweak the script. Sorkin has written some of the best screenplays in recent memory, including the Academy Award-winning script for Social Network. He is very adept at writing fast moving dialogue, which will surely be an asset for a film that will hope to explain a lot in about two hours.

I'll definitely be in the audience when the film comes out, as I was a huge fan of the book. If it's anywhere near as good as The Blind Side, which was another sports-centric book that was turned into a film, I'll be thrilled.

Are you interested in seeing Moneyball? Tweet me @rwags614 and let me know.