It may seem like an unlikely pairing, but Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill have teamed up for their new film Moneyball. And it’s Brad who felt a little inferior on set!
“Jonah’s a revelation in this thing — he’s a study in reserve,” Brad reveals in the new issue of New York Magazine. “I think the most interesting work that’s been going on in the last couple of years is what the comedy guys have been doing. Guys like Jonah and Russell Brand and [Seth] Rogen and a few others… they picked up on an irreverence that started with Adam Sandler and continued with Will Ferrell, but they’ve been grounding it in a kind of pathos and humanity.”
“I find it really strong work,” the 47-year-old actor explained.
But Brad himself was devoted to Moneyball and really “became obsessed” with the story.
“I saw it as a story about justice. How is a team with a $40 million payroll going to compete with a team with a $140 million payroll and another $100 million in reserves?” he asks. “Any talent they grow is going to get poached by the rich teams. That became really interesting to me.”