Wanna Star in 'Moneyball' Alongside Brad Pitt? Here's Your Chance.
|That's Brad on the right...|
The makers of the forthcoming Moneyball, the big-screen adaptation of Michael Lewis' book charting the Oakland Athletics' outside-the-box approach to crafting teams that lose in the first round of the playoffs, are seeking locals who can pull off the early-2000s A's fan look. You won't get any money -- but you will have the satisfaction of being reproduced more than a college boy's donation to a fertility clinic as 300-odd fans end up populating the entire Oakland Coliseum through the magic of computers. You can sign up for the project here.
Also starring in the film are the always brilliant Philip Seymour Hoffman and the portly Jonah Hill. At first we thought Hill might be an exaggerated choice for Jeremy Brown, the hefty catcher Beane valued for his production over possessing a prototypical baseball body. Thankfully, that's not the case; Hill will play Beane's former right-hand man Paul DePodesta, who subsequently served as the Los Angeles Dodgers' GM before washing out and taking a job with San Diego. No news on how the svelte, neat and trim DePodesta feels about the chubby and schlubby Hill getting the call to portray him.
Probably the same way A's fans feel about Jeremy Giambi's inability to slide.
Photo of Beane, Pitt | Via Bay Area Sports Blog
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