Thursday, August 05, 2010

Castigate the Casting Director?

The Moneyball movie is finally being filmed, so it seems like a good moment to take a look at the cast.

Hard to argue with the choice of Brad Pitt.

The Parks and Rec guy as Scott Hatteberg? Score.

Interesting contrast - Art Howe had the look of a great manager, but was terrible at the job. Philip Seymour Hoffman looks like a schlub, but is a great actor.

I still think this is a practical joke:


coachie said...

Say whatever you like about Art Howe's managing skills, but the man sure is handsome. So it is insulting to cast Hoffman as him, unless he lost a 100 pounds or so.

but for reals tho, how is this going to be a movie? where is the drama? "take that you darned scouts!!"

Fred Coupon said...

I think the film is going to concentrate on the on-field happenings of the A's: while the characters aren't as colorful, it could be a good facsimile of Major League, right down to the cheap owner and even a bible-thumping pitcher.