Bennett Miller is finally directing Moneyball with Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and here’s the first look at Hoffman as Oakland A’s manager Art Howe. Not the most remarkable photo, really, but it at least looks right. Hey, it’s a baseball movie striving for at least some vague realism; you can’t expect him to be brandishing bats as weapons or anything. See a larger version after the break.

But the more interesting news is that, after years of development, Paul DePodesta, former assistant GM for the A’s, is reportedly asking that his name be taken out of the film. Read More »