Word that the book 'Moneyball' will be made into a movie did not draw an excited response from Padres executive Paul DePodesta, who is prominent in the book. “I have no real interest in it becoming a movie,” said DePodesta, who was an assistant to A's General Manager Billy Beane when author Michael Lewis researched and wrote “Moneyball”.
I'm not a big fan of Science Fiction movies so I'll probably pass on this one. Though it would be cool if DePodesta played himself in the movie. According to the article DePo once acted as a rookie cop in Homicide. Who knew?
Brad Pitt is reportedly set to star in the movie. I might have to see it now just to witness the love scene between Pitt and a bunch of stats. If the movie is true to Billy Beane's novel, that scene should be filthy, look for an NC-17 rating.
I can imagine DePodesta leaving the screening early like Pee-Wee Herman (7:44) in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Alderson asks him "Don't you want to see the rest of the movie?"
"I don't need to see it... I lived it."