Movies August 22, 2011
Cover Boy! Brad Pitt Shows Us the 'Money'
Actors Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill made the cover of New York Magazine's Fall Preview issue, talking about their new movie "Moneyball," which focuses on baseball general manager Billy Beane and his unorthodox efforts to turn around the Oakland As in 2003.
Pitt came aboard in late 2007 to play Beane and quickly "became obsessed." "I saw it as a story about justice," he said. "How is a team with a $40-million payroll going to compete with a team with a $140-million payroll and another $100 million in reserves? Any talent they grow is going to get poached by the rich teams. That became really interesting to me."