Over the past few weeks, we’ve been getting some awesome new looks at the upcoming sports drama film, Moneyball, ahead of its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, including a new trailer, some new images, a first poster, and a first TV spot, all of them excellent.

We’ve now got another great poster to add to the first, courtesy of IMP Awards, and it sees Brad Pitt in the bleachers of a baseball field.

What I’ve really liked about the ad campaign for the film so far is that it’s not trying to be something it’s not (as strange as that may sound). We’ve been getting a really nice feel for the film, without any sense of things being heightened, exaggerated, or sensationalised to attract an audience. Nor does it look like a film that has all its best bits crammed into the trailers, which is always nice.

Much like the first, this new poster is nice and simple, focusing solely on Brad Pitt with the baseball field in the background. For me, this is an ad campaign that’s been perfect so far. Simple works. The movie doesn’t look like a hard sell, with a combination of Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman starring, and with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin (TV’s The West Wing, The Social Network) and Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List, Gangs of New York).

“Based on a true story, “Moneyball” is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball’s conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games. It’s more than baseball, it’s a revolution – one that challenges old school traditions and puts Beane in the crosshairs of those who say he’s tearing out the heart and soul of the game.”

Absolutely brilliant. In my eyes, there aren’t that many sports movies that make the genre great. There are plenty of sports films that get the formula under their belt just fine, but there are far fewer that actually make the memorable cut above the rest. By all accounts, everything we’ve seen from Moneyball so far suggests it will be making a name for itself near the top. Unfortunately for us, America gets to see it at the end of September, and we’ll have to be patient until November to find out. I can’t wait. Without further ado, here is the great new poster. As usual, click to enlarge.