Columbia Pictures bought the rights to Lewis' book in 2004. After a number of years in development, the film was featured at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and was released on September 23, 2011 to critical acclaim.
The film earned a worldwide total of $63,920,030 against its budget, $50 million.
MOVIE INFO: Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball's conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games. It's more than baseball, it's a revolution - one that challenges old school traditions and puts Beane in the crosshairs of those who say he's tearing out the heart and soul of the game. -- (C) Sony Pictures
PG-13, 2 hr. 6 min.
Directed By: Bennett Miller
Written By: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin
In Theaters: Sep 23, 2011 Wide
On DVD: Jan 9, 2012
US Box Office: $63.6M
STARRING: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, Casey Bond