I absolutely loved the book, and think there’s totally a good movie to be made from it – it’s the story of a guy fighting to improve what he feels is a comically imprecise century-old system and constantly being told he’s wrong – but the trailers aren’t doing anything for me, especially Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, who both seem miscast.
But I’ll hold out hope, because I’m a Sorkin fan. Brad Pitt doing large chunks of Sorkin dialogue? I’m curious, if nothing else.
I agree with slugs about the book. There really is a great movie there. I don’t even like baseball all that much but I am finding the book fantastic. I highly suggest reading it even if you have only a passing interest in the sport.