Activision CEO spotted in Brad Pitt flick

Megapublisher's top man Bobby Kotick appearing in September-dated baseball movie <i>Moneyball</i> as an executive.

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As Activision's CEO, Bobby Kotick's job often has him dealing with talent, as he did when signing Bungie to a 10-year exclusive publishing deal. Now the executive is the talent himself.

Spotted in the first trailer for the upcoming baseball movie Moneyball is none other than Kotick. The film focuses on Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and his struggle to build a successful team on a limited budget.

Bobby Kotick is an executive playing an executive.

It is unclear as to how large a role Kotick will play in the film (he is not credited on the film's IMDB page), but he appears to play the A's franchise owner. He is seen in the trailer at the 17-second mark behind a desk, speaking like the executive he actually is.

"We're not New York. Find players with the money we do have," he says.

Rounding out the cast of Moneyball--due September 23--is Jonah Hill (Superbad, Grandma's Boy), Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Big Lebowski, Capote), Robin Wright (Forrest Gump, The Princess Bride), and Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation, The O.C.). The film is being directed by Bennet Miller, with Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin attached as screenwriters.

Discussion

89 comments
Ein001
Ein001

Ruining video games with greed is no longer enough, time to move into real sports.

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

luckily the movie only lasts five minutes.... :P

Digital_DJ_00
Digital_DJ_00

You won't be able to buy a ticket to this movie unless you have a "Kotick Seal of Approval" which is acquirable by purchasing one of his over-priced DLC's.....

mgfan09
mgfan09

Ah, Kotick...as if we didn't already have enough ammunition to make jokes about you with.

earthking
earthking

So does that mean we have to buy the second half of the movie as DLC?

Spacerac
Spacerac

@brylynt I heard Kotick say he wanted to take all the fun out of making games but did he really say that gamers are stupid people with nothing better to do?

N0tYrBeezin
N0tYrBeezin

Anyone asked him to shut up in the movie? That would make my day.

emperiox
emperiox

@dj_pulserfan Well it looks like he picked it up at a Goodwill store. You'd think he'd be able to afford a decent looking shirt as he rakes in millions and millions and probably billions. Seriously, I've seen homeless people that look more rich than he does... xD

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

after COD runs out of gas and Activision is destroyed then Kotick should start acting

wyan_
wyan_

Bad News Bears > Moneyball > Nomoneyball > dirt > kotick

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

He's gotta do something while he is CLEARLY not involved with anything Activision is doing.

wexorian
wexorian

brad pit is zamprella and he will be kicked from team :D

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@dj_pulserfan how do you know he hasnt just brought hundred of the same one?

AcidSoldner
AcidSoldner

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emperiox
emperiox

@dj_pulserfan I know, you would think with all his money he'd actually buy a nice sweater. He looks like an emo d-bag with this one.

Bozanimal
Bozanimal

If he's sucking the fun out of baseball for the A's players in the film, the role is actually kind of appropriate.

Taix34
Taix34

Next you see him in a michael bay Film.. lolz

RossRichard
RossRichard

Would be sweet if he got his head chopped off at some point in the flick.

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

He should play as a bond villain that wants to destroy the video game industry

Emma_R
Emma_R

@brylynt That's actually what Brad Pitt said in an interview a couple years back.

RonTorque
RonTorque

The movie looks promising, Bobby is not.

calvinsora
calvinsora

I think the film looks good. Completely irrespective of Kotick's appearance. Aaron Sorkin is one of the screenwriters, that bodes well.

lyncer777
lyncer777

So "Kotick the Tick" has a movie? this money sucker? Go To Hell man you cokesucker... am i in a dream? is this incepcion? *spins totem*

TheGreatmars
TheGreatmars

i bet he can't let a penny get by, this guy reminds me of Uncle Scrooge :)

Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

@Elann2008 The whole title suits him. A greedy, stinky ball of money? Who else?

Elann2008
Elann2008

MONEYball. Of course Bobby K. said yes to the role. I kid..

dinuattila
dinuattila

Oscar to him! And buh-bye game industry. Please?

Evz0rz
Evz0rz

Movie looks great! Don't know why but I got a Social Network-y vibe from it

dj_pulserfan
dj_pulserfan

All that money and you think the guy could buy a new sweater. Seriously, 90% of the pictures you see him in he's wearing it.

giantming
giantming

I didnt see this coming. But this looks like a good movie :)

Madgnad
Madgnad

I would only go to see this movie if the Athletics win the world series, Kotick dies at the end, and everyone lives happily ever after.

firehawk998
firehawk998

Bobby Kotick in this pic looks like the guy from The Thing whose rib cage was busted open and his head become a spider/necromorph. Wait a minute that would explain a lot.

COPMAN221
COPMAN221

Guess where all the money from those $15.00 crap map packs went. Bobby Kotick thanks all the sheep and will reward you all next year with the same rehashed crap map packs for $20.00 since you sheep don't mind paying for it..

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Kotick's acting actually looks pretty decent, maybe he should try a new career rather than being a total douche-bag.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

I see him quite often at the Lakers games.

toddx77
toddx77

I get the feeling modern warfare or call of duty is going to be advertised in this movie and that is why Kotick was cast. Why else would he go into acting? Its not like your average casual gamer call of duty fan even knows who Kotick is. He is probably doing this to draw even more attention away from Battlefield 3 because he knows its going to own MW3 lol.

stEElyDaN909
stEElyDaN909

Jonah Hill without an afro? UNTHINKABLE!

Buster_Posey
Buster_Posey

The movie looks good although Brad Pitt as Billy Beane is laughable and I'd imagine Bobby Kotick scene would be DLC when the DVD is released.

emperiox
emperiox

Thumb this up if you're going to pirate the movie or not watch it at all rather than give MORE of your money to BK!

emperiox
emperiox

@Crazy_Legs87 I was thinking the same way. Except I was like: "Bobby Kotick playing a rich, sleazy, slimy, greaseball? Yep, that totally makes sense!"

Crazy_Legs87
Crazy_Legs87

Bobby Kotick playing a rich a-hole? That makes sense, I guess.

focus0894
focus0894

QUICK, KILL IT!!!! KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!!!! IT BURNS, IT BUUUUUURRRRRNNNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111