Megapublisher's top man Bobby Kotick appearing in September-dated baseball movie Moneyball as an executive.
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.
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.
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.....
@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?
@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
@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.
If he's sucking the fun out of baseball for the A's players in the film, the role is actually kind of appropriate.
I think the film looks good. Completely irrespective of Kotick's appearance. Aaron Sorkin is one of the screenwriters, that bodes well.
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*
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.
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.
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.
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..
Kotick's acting actually looks pretty decent, maybe he should try a new career rather than being a total douche-bag.
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.
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.
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!
@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!"
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