Columbia's Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, centers on the Oakland A's and general manager Billy Beane, as he tries to create a competitive team with a lack of financial resources. The premiere took place in Oakland, Calif. on Sept. 19.
Brad Pitt and Amy Pascal
Brad Pitt and co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Amy Pascal posed for pictures at the Oakland premiere of their latest feature. Moneyball has been generating major buzz online.
Aaron Sorkin and Bennett Miller
Co-screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who won an Oscar for penning The Social Network, and director Bennett Miller. Moneyball, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, was the film that received the biggest awards boost.
Chris Pratt, Brad Pitt and Bennett Miller
Chris Pratt, who plays A's first baseman Scott Hatteberg, Brad Pitt and Bennett Miller ready themselves for the film's wide opening on Friday.
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Chris Pratt
Philip Seymour Hoffman, who portrays A's manager Art Howe, and Chris Pratt let loose.
Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt
Jonah Hill, who plays Billy Beane's assistant general manager in the film, and Brad Pitt co-star in the film, based on the book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis.
Supporting player Casey Bond, who plays Chad Bradford, an A's relief pitcher, smiles for photographers at the Northern California launch of his film.
Former baseball player David Justice, who played for the Atlanta Braves, Oakland A's, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees, and his wife Rebecca attend the premiere of Moneyball.
Chris Pratt and Jonah Hill
Chris Pratt and Jonah Hill catch up at the Moneyball premiere.
Michael Lewis and Michael Lynton
The author of Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (which the film is based on) Michael Lewis, shares a laugh with chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment Michael Lynton.
Bennett Miller and Steven Zaillian
Director Bennett Miller and co-screenwriter Steven Zaillian have teamed up for a film that "fits nicely into the realm of The Bad News Bears or Major League, of underdogs who shock the world," writes THR film critic Kirk Honeycutt.
Bennett Miller and Billy Beane
Bennett Miller and Billy Beane have a laugh at the Moneyball premiere afterparty. "I haven't figured out quite how to answer that," Beane said in an interview when asked about how he thought Pitt did playing him. "It's incredibly flattering and I haven't come up with the right answer but the best thing to say is that he had his hands full from the bginning."
Rachel Horovitz and Jeff Blake
Producer Rachel Horovitz and vice chairman of Sony Pictures, Jeff Blake, relax at the film's afterparty.
Casey Bond and Sarah Marince
Actor Casey Bond and Sarah Marince have a drink at the Moneyball afterparty.