Brad Pitt Admits ‘It’s Shameful’ That He Knows Nothing About Baseball
The upcoming film ‘Moneyball‘, about Billy Beane, manager of the Oakland A’s baseball team, has been getting A LOT of buzz recently. First off, many think it can be the movie that changes its’ star, Brad Pitt, from an Oscar nominated actor to an Oscar winner. Though Pitt’s performance has been getting very positive reviews, he admits in the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated, “It’s shameful how little I know about baseball. I’m amazed they let me do this movie, baseball and I didn’t get along that well.” So, why was Brad so drawn to such an unfamiliar role? He says, “I’m a sucker for the underdog story. What we were trying to do is tell an unconventional story in the Trojan horse of a conventional baseball movie.”
The film has not only been a hit with the critics, but it has also taken over the social media world. It currently has 70,312 ‘likes’ on Facebook. To put that into perspective, one of the biggest films of 2010, the Oscar winning film “The Social Network” had 34,645 ‘likes.’ As for Twitter, “The Social Network” was mentioned 4,210, while “Moneyball” has had 5,264 mentions so far.
With popularity amongst the critics and the social media platform, it’s almost a given that this film will have a massive opening weekend at the box office. “Moneyball,” which also stars Jonah Hill, opens this Friday. Will you be going this weekend to see it?