Actors Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill share the cover of New York magazine’s Fall preview issue which hits newsstands this week and yes Hill fans that really is the comedian sans a ton of weight loss.
The Moneyball co-stars took some time out of their busy schedules to speak with New York with Pitt revealing why he became obsessed with the movies storyline:
“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? Any talent they grow is going to get poached by the rich teams. That became really interesting to me.”
Pitt also shared his view on Jonah’s role in the film:
“Jonah’s a revelation in this thing – he’s a study in reserve. 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.”
To hear more from the interview and perhaps Jonah’s take on the movie and Brad Pitt you’ll have to pick up the New York Magazine fall preview edition.