Chris Pratt Talks About "Moneyball"

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Chris Pratt Talks About Moneyball

“Moneyball” is a fantastic film about the Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, played by Brad Pitt. But it’s not just about baseball, it’s a revolution, much like Sony’s “The Social Network” last year. The studio is releasing “Moneyball” this fall, and yes, it’s an Oscar-bait. And deservingly so.

In the film, Chris Pratt plays Scott Hatteberg and he hits a homerun! I enjoyed talking to the actor who is also appearing on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. In this interview, we talked about:

*** His attraction to working on the film
*** His character
*** Working with a great cast
*** Baseball!

HAVE FUN!


Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts

Billy Beane was once a would-be baseball superstar who, stung by the failure to live up to expectations on the field, turned his fiercely competitive nature to management. Heading into the 2002 season, Billy faces a dismal situation: his small-market Oakland A's have lost their star players (again) to big market clubs (and their enormous salaries) and is left to rebuild his team and compete with a third of their payroll. Driven to win, Billy takes on the system by challenging the fundamental tenants of the game. He looks outside of baseball, to the dismissed theories of Bill James, and hires Peter Brand, a brainy, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist. Together they take on conventional wisdom with a willingness to reexamine everything and armed with computer driven statistical analysis long ignored by the baseball establishment. They reach imagination-defying conclusions and go after players overlooked and dismissed by the rest of baseball for being too odd, too old, too injured or too much trouble, but who all have key skills that are universally undervalued. As Billy and Peter forge forward, their new methods and roster of misfits rile the old guard, the media, the fans, and their own field manager, who refuses to cooperate. Ultimately this experiment will lead not only to a change in the way the game is played, but to an outcome that would leave Billy with a new understanding that transcends the game and delivers him to a new place.


Also Known As: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release

Genres: Biopic, Drama and Sports

Running Time: 2 hr. 6 min.

Release Date: September 23rd, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for for some strong language.

Distributors: Sony Pictures Releasing

Production Co.: Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Rachael Horovitz Productions, Specialty Films
Beau Bonneau Casting
Sony Pictures Scoring Stage
Prologue Films
Wildfire Lighting and Visual Effects
Colorworks
Rhythm & Hues Studios
Madison Gate Records

Studios: Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Oakland, California, USA

Produced in: United States



Cast & Crew
Starring:
Brad Pitt
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Billy Beane
Jonah Hill
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Peter Brand
Robin Wright
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Sharon
Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Art Howe
Chris Pratt
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Scott Hatteberg
Kathryn Morris
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Tara Beane
Tammy Blanchard
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Elizabeth Hatteberg
Glenn Morshower
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Hopkins
Directed By:
Bennett Miller

Details

Language: English

Year of Production: 2011

Length: 2:00

Country: United States