The weirdest casting news of the day – possibly year

Brad Pitt is an A-list celebrity. Actors clamor to share screen time with him, since it’s an almost certain chance to get screen time in front of a huge audience. Kotick-in-moneyball

So what the heck is the CEO of Activision doing in Pitt’s latest film?

Bobby Kotick makes a cameo in the new trailer for “Moneyball,” apparently as the owner of the Oakland A’s. (Embedded below, courtesy of Yahoo.)

The film, based on the Michael Lewis book, tells the story of Billy Beane, the A’s general manager who made a contender out of the team despite having the league’s smallest budget.

No word yet on the size of Kotick’s role – or how he came to be part of the film. But given that he runs the video game industry’s largest publisher, odds are his screen time is relatively short. 

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