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“Moneyball,” “Drive” posters arrive online – AWARDS ALLEY


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Trailers may be guilty these days of giving away too much. One-sheets, however, serve one purpose: Alert casual audience members to the presence of a star.

Posters for fall film festival attendees “Moneyball” and “Drive” arrived online and they immediately call attention to each film’s chief selling point – Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling, respectively.

Sure, if you look closer at the details of the sparse posters, you’ll notice Pitt, playing Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, is at a major league baseball field watching from the empty stands. The image conveys a sense of place, while also avoiding the traditional in-game baseball imagery, letting you know (subtly) that director Bennett Miller’s action largely takes place off the field.

Gosling, meanwhile, can be seen behind the wheel of his getaway car. Deep in thought, his character (named Driver) probably is contemplating who chose the pink “Risky Business” font for the poster’s title treatment.

Since Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” hits theaters a few weeks before “Moneyball,” FilmDistrict also has released a bevy of stills to help promote the thriller, which also stars Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman and Albert Brooks.

Will either film find a way into the awards season? Both have strong shots. “Drive” has been scooping up critical raves ever since its debut in Cannes, while “Moneyball” reads like a who’s who of awards veterans, from Miller (who directed “Capote”) to screenwriters Steve Zaillan and Aaron Sorkin. We’ll know more about Miller’s number-crunching baseball drama after it’s premiere in Toronto.

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