Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Brad Pitt shoots 'Moneyball' film at Fenway Park

Crews with the previously benched baseball flick with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill called "Moneyball," based on Michael Lewis' book about Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, shot scenes around Fenway Park this week despite the rainy New England weather.

Pitt arrived at the Landsdowne Street set on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Filming is slotted to continue on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Based on the 2003 Lewis book, the partially filmed-in-Boston film tells the story of Beane, played by Pitt, who pieced together a winning ball team on a budget by using the concept of Sabermetrics.

Chris Pratt, who was recently in town during the summer with his gal pal Anna Faris on set of the made-in-Boston film "What's Your Number?" has stepped up to play ex-Sox catcher Scott Hatteberg.

Fenway Park has been a hub of made-in-Boston filming action thanks to Cambridge homeboy Ben Affleck shooting the huge climax sequence for his blue-collar heist flick 'The Town" at the ballpark and then premiering the film there to the masses on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Click here for the latest on "Moneyball."

--Photo by Ryan Miner, Beantown Photo

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