Brad Pitt visits Bay Area for "Moneyball" premiere

September 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Oakland is rolling out the red carpet for the world premiere of the movie "Moneyball." It will take place at the Paramount Theater in Oakland.

Columbia Pictures "Moneyball" is based on the Oakland A's 2002 season and how General Manager Billy Beane took a team with no big stars and a very low budget and created a division winner. Beane is played by Brad Pitt.

Crowds of people lined up outside the Oakland Coliseum last summer for a chance to be cast as extras in the film. Proceeds from tonight's premiere will benefit cancer research.