OAKLAND (CBS SF) – The Oakland Athletics will be the talk of the movie world as the film “Moneyball” premieres at the Paramount Theatre Monday.
The film’s stars—Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright—and a group of Oakland A’s players will walk the red carpet prior to the premiere, officials said.READ MORE: UPDATE: State Attorney General Opens Civil Rights Investigation into Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office
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The film is based on the book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” written by best-selling author Michael Lewis in 2003.
Lewis will also be at the premiere.
The film tells the true story of the 2002 Oakland A’s and general manager Billy Beane’s crusade to build a championship-worthy team with a limited budget.READ MORE: As 49ers and Packers Face Off in the Playoffs, Rodgers Snub Comes Up Again
The proceeds from Monday’s event will go to the A’s Community Fund, which will be splitting the funds between Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland and “Stand Up to Cancer,” Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Erin Goldsmith said.
“Stand Up to Cancer” is a charitable organization that raises funds for cancer research.
Patients from Children’s Hospital will also be attending the event.
‘Moneyball’ opens in theaters on September 23, 2011.MORE NEWS: Man Stabbed In San Francisco Bayview District
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