‘Moneyball’ trailer

Posted by · 11:09 am · June 16th, 2011

Yesterday there was an Entertainment Tonight sneak peek at the trailer for Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball,” based on the best-selling book with a screenplay by Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin and starring Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman. It has all the pieces to make it LOOK like an awards play, but it’s still to be seen if it reaches those heights. The full version of the trailer has dropped via Yahoo! Movies. Check it out by clicking the image below or watch an embed after the jump.

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  • 1 6-16-2011 at 11:23 am

    Duncan Houst said...

    Well it certainly looks better than most sports films I’ve seen. On the other hand, most sports films are little more than inspiration smeared over the screen. If nothing else, Wally Pfister is probably in for another cinematography nomination.

  • 2 6-16-2011 at 11:32 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Doubtful. Unless the look of the film becomes a real talking point like The Social Network last year.

  • 3 6-16-2011 at 11:34 am

    James said...

    Can’t wait. Hope its more of behind the scenes, the ins and outs of the game and the money behind it, than just inspiration baseball flick.

    Yes, Wally looks like he’s got a couple of nice shots in there. I hope Hoffman has a good amount of screentime.

  • 4 6-16-2011 at 11:40 am

    Filipe said...

    I saw somewhere that Jonah Hill is up for a Supporting nom, and the film is really up for screenplay and picture.
    But that was when it was still 10, I don’t know if it can pull a 5% firsts.

  • 5 6-16-2011 at 11:50 am

    James said...

    I’m not entirely sure why, but I could see it getting nominated for Picture. That’s still a tough thing for me to picture. Jonah Hill in a BP nom? I like him. I’m just saying.

  • 6 6-16-2011 at 12:28 pm

    Jesse Crall said...

    This is like porn for me. And though Brad Pitt isn’t quite my fav, he looks perfectly cast in this one.

  • 7 6-16-2011 at 12:31 pm

    Andrew M said...

    I can’t stand inspirational sports movies, but this looks more than that. Pitt looks great, as always, but Jonah Hill looks really interesting. I could see it get in for BP, but like Filipe said, it might not be able to get 5% of firsts

  • 8 6-16-2011 at 12:35 pm

    Bill_the_Bear said...

    I don’t usually like sports films (and generally avoid them), but this one looks better than most of them do. I like Pitt; I really like Hoffman; I can handle Hill…I’ll see it.

  • 9 6-16-2011 at 12:35 pm

    Madiezga said...

    Is it just me or Pitt looks just like Robert Redford in some shots?

  • 10 6-16-2011 at 12:51 pm

    James said...

    That he does Madiezga. Wouldn’t be the first time he’s looked like him either in a film.

  • 11 6-16-2011 at 1:22 pm

    MJS said...

    Looks kind of like the Walk the Line to The Social Network’s Ray.

    Still as a fan of both Aaron Sorkin and Baseball I’m interested.

  • 12 6-16-2011 at 2:42 pm

    Patrick said...

    Is it to early to call Pitt the frontrunner?
    Then again, you can’t really tell from the trailer how good of a performance it is, but its definitely the type of performance that wins.

  • 13 6-16-2011 at 3:27 pm

    Frank Lee said...

    How is this the type of performance that definitely wins? Pitt’s character is neither drug addicted nor handicapped in any way, physically or mentally. I agree with most folks, though: I tend to avoid inspiring sports movies. But it’s Bennett Miller, so I will for sure see it.

  • 14 6-16-2011 at 3:45 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Is it too early to call Pitt the frontrunner?

    You kind of answered your own question with your second sentence, Patrick, but yes. ;)

    It’s June. It’s too early to call anybody a frontrunner.

  • 15 6-16-2011 at 4:10 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    This isn’t his Brockovich this is his Blind Side.

  • 16 6-16-2011 at 4:19 pm

    Jake Garza said...

    Lets say The Social Network and Invictus meet and produce Moneyball! This will definately get some Oscar nominations!

  • 17 6-16-2011 at 4:20 pm

    Michael W. said...

    I still say Leonardo DiCaprio is the frontrunner (even though it’s too early for that. But it’s fun! ;) )

  • 18 6-16-2011 at 4:37 pm

    Omeed said...

    Is it just me or is it insane to make a movie about a team that never made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs and has been awful the last few years under Beane? It looks decent, but did no one look at the A’s record over the last few years?

  • 19 6-16-2011 at 4:40 pm

    Omeed said...

    Oops, I’m a dick, they made it the ALCS in 2006.

  • 20 6-16-2011 at 4:54 pm

    Troy said...

    It’s not the success of the team, but the success of his methods that changed the way teams were built. I mean, people in baseball are as stubborn as they get, so getting them to look at running a team an entirely fresh way, was quite a big deal. A bit of Beane’s philosophies have changed since the book, so it will be interesting to see if it is up to date.

  • 21 6-17-2011 at 5:25 pm

    Xavi Rodriguez said...

    Really good trailer. Pitt and Hill look excellent in their roles.

    Is really Pitt the frontrunner for Best Actor? Not yet, but I think Pitt has advantages and could win the Oscar with the right elements:

    *Brad Pitt is one of the biggest Hollywood stars worldwide. Even he’s more important in foreign market than domestic. Example: his name and fame is huge in big countries like Japan, Korea, Brazil or Mexico – Big markets worldwide
    *Even with his quote of thurds, his career is really interesting
    *Moneyball theme is a big hit for Oscar and American audiences…
    *His performance in “the Tree of Life” could help him in extra push of acclaim.

    I don’t think Leonardo DiCaprio hasn’t an easy way for winning the Oscar. Leo was snubbed at least three times, he’s only close for winning only once and another time was nominated for the lesser performance (And the worst in terms of chances of a upset).

    My list of top ten contenders (Likehood of nomination):

    Very possible:
    1. Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar
    2. Brad Pitt – Moneyball
    3. Jean Dujardin – The Artist: Maybe he’s an unknow for American audiences, but with the “crown pleaser and feel-good” film of the year + Sensation in Cannes + Stardom in Europe + Weinstein behind + Raves = I think he could be the dark horse even for winning
    4. Ryan Gosling – The Ides of March: A great year + Possible Jolie’s effect?

    5. Michael Fassbender – A Dangerous Method
    6. Michael Shannon – Take Shelter: Maybe he could be the critics favorite…
    7. Gary Oldman – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

    8. George Clooney – The Descendants
    9. Adrien Brody – Detachment
    10.Michael Fassbender – Shame
    10.Joseph Gordon-Levitt 50/50

  • 22 6-20-2011 at 8:46 am

    DylanS said...

    I get the feeling this is an example of the film being much better than the trailer.