Brad Pitt graces the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated as Oakland Aâ€™s general manager Billy Beane in the movie â€œMoneyballâ€, which is based on the book with the same title by Michael Lewis (watch movie trailer below).
Brad tells SI, â€œItâ€™s shameful how little I know about baseballâ€¦. Iâ€™m amazed they let me do this movieâ€¦. Baseball and I didnâ€™t get along that well. I wrestled one year [in high school]. I dove one year. Everything but baseball.â€
Despite not being a fan of baseball, the 47 year-old actor was drawn to the underdog story and the fact it was not the conventional baseball/sports movie. Brad believes thereâ€™s a deeper lesson to be taught in the complicated Moneyballâ€™s universe of numbers and baseball.
â€œIâ€™m a sucker for the underdog story. (â€¦) The beast at the end of the movie was the same beast in the beginning of the movie. What changed was the world around them, by just a couple of degrees. Nothing monumental. I think thatâ€™s true about us. We fine tune ourselves, but big change is not real,â€ he says.
â€œMoneyballâ€ starring Brad Pitt (as Billy Beane) and Jonah Hill (as Peter Brand) hits theaters on Friday, September 23.
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