[youtube]AiAHlZVgXjk[/youtube] The news that Bobby Kotick would play a role, however small, in the upcoming Brad Pitt film Moneyball was shocking -- even more so than the fact that the movie actually looks good. He was spotted in a trailer released back in June, much to the bewilderment of gamers who know him only as the CEO of Activision Blizzard. So how did he end up there? That very question was asked by Reuters (via One of Swords), which found out Kotick is a friend of the film's director, Bennett Miller. The two were discussing the role of the Oakland Athletics owner before Kotick was asked to play the part himself. He agreed, but only if Miller would do something for the Call of Duty Endowment non-profit group. "We were having dinner and Bennett was talking about Moneyball and he asked me a little bit about an owner's psychology and what an owner would be like," Kotick said. "I started reading the script and I said, I really think the words don't capture how an owner would react to this part of the conversation." Kotick said he's a fan of the book Moneyball, on which the film is based. He doesn't have a credit in the movie, nor does he plan on ever acting again. The movie is scheduled to come out on September 23. The short film Miller directed for Call of Duty Endowment -- which is receiving all of the money generated in ticket sales for the upcoming Call of Duty XP event -- doesn't yet have a release date. You can see a brief clip of Kotick in the trailer above at about the 17-second mark. [/p] Source Thought this was some humorous non-news. It appears even Bobby Kotick has a small heart somewhere in that dark void where his soul used to be.