Pitt stars in the film adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book, playing the role of Billy Beane, a former pro baseball player who becomes the general manager of the struggling Oakland Athletics. Beane uses Yale Economics graduate Peter Brand’s (Jonah Hill) statistical methods to assemble a team of undervalued players that leads the team to a 20-game winning streak. Also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Chris Pratt.
The main character is a guy who’s been devalued by the sport and is playing what he called an unfair game. And they go up against conventional wisdom and get called heretics in the process. At the end of the day this guy who’s trying to win games is really trying to find his own values. Come on, man, that’s good stuff.