Brad Pitt attended the premiere of Columbia Pictures’ Moneyball at the Paramount Theatre of the Arts last night (September 19) in Oakland, California. He was joined by his co-stars Jonah Hill, Chris Pratt and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Pitt appears on the latest cover of Sports Illustrated. “It’s shameful how little I know about baseball. … I’m amazed they let me do this movie…,” Pitt told SI writer Austin Murphy before adding, “I’m an Oklahoma-Missouri boy, so I’m no stranger to a bit of dip. We start early with that, so really, I was just revisiting my roots.”
As Brad Pitt worked his way down the red carpet in front of the hundreds of fans who had gathered for the Moneyball premiere, he shouted, “Let’s go, Oakland!” — just as they do at A’s games.
“It’s very cool,” Pitt said, looking around at the scene. “This is a special screening for us. The people of Oakland gave us such a great response. They stayed up with us for hours on end to tape the baseball scenes (for the movie) and never lost energy.”