9.25: 'Moneyball' movie brings back magic of A's 2002
Kate Longworth talks with Billy Beane, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Michael Lewis about the new 'Moneyball' movie.
But He had only. The -- everything we know about they. No matter how you see it 2000 -- was a magical season for the Oakland Athletics. One sports fans across there pats the real live as money ball scores big on big screen. We're gonna shake things up a two -- through the board I believe there's a championship team that we can afford because everyone else longer rallies like an island of misfit toys. Little limited budget Billy Beane and the unique way to profit off players otherwise overlooked talent. You watch for space I've only ever played catch it. Not that our guys don't wash its incredibly. Bestselling author and they area resident Michael lewis' novel chronicles the -- every move. -- the wrist and the program programming note confidence. Do you guys talk in the same old nonsense the -- for Fabio we got there. Ferrer. And Hollywood brought the word tonight with the star studded cast can't serve papers and the airlines and hope they made a movie about me at once so it's kind of like it doesn't get more star power that rat it what does that mean to you. When I heard -- actually read the book and I think you start over the early part of and I actually really knows I was actually is somewhat surprised because I think Michael lose interest only that -- -- like to read the book. The moment I thought. There's a book this was I was interviewing one of the players after one of the games that players are coming out of the showers in the first Arsenio plays naked. And they look so bad and that they built the team out of this guys found -- all. You know really engaging in and want to get into it and and and Billy's fashion sense -- it. Really is what. Yeah me greatly -- -- -- when I saw you with that are there I realized that I needed updated -- the same I was OK okay -- Kids dressed up the world teaming up with Jonah Hill who played his fictional character Peter brand Begin Carl what can you do. Green street when it went. He gets on base. Brand played a few key members of the eighth staff at the time putted uncanny knack for the business side of baseball. What games -- -- for so many people I called the eighth and added the funny thing. That is pretty neat to see in this -- Went to -- are very rarely do you actors get to break out of what they're known for and for me. To be able to become one of those actors get to do both it's really a dream come true with this movie -- to. You know get to be in this big human drama with -- -- Seymour Hoffman some of them so proud to have its really just surreal dream like. And sit out -- steal -- from the movie are you an -- and now of course I'm not an area where the -- on me and. Netting actors hit a whole grind with -- on screen chemistry but when He came to their baseball moves it was a whole different ballpark. That's how we are -- Months I would watch and watch his at bat you know and and and I would just recreated it in and I know I can still do it like. Terms like the cold shoulder in the and then kicking than -- did -- four times low with the bat and takes one inside its steps that case they're. Runs -- looks. Shoulder you know is like. That it's really nice of our access to information now is really cool to have that moment history recorded such a great time to play and I haven't recreated recreated so well. I mean it's fantastic to be read to relive it again -- very weird card account and relax a bit. We really doesn't see. I think for those of us who are close to Oakland Athletics and -- that stated day this -- been quite the experience for us to go through with you guys. So for you what stands out what was the best part of this project. Shooting here in the coliseum which really has executives kind of threw for us once I sort of knew hey this is going to be made about a -- happens. It sort of took Jackson a little bit and try to enjoy it and and and -- been great and business and everybody else involved. Here we are. Which we just we're we're happy to be here and happy to unleash it and I think sports animal and it's the thinking that -- to. It is appreciated.