Paramount Pictures has released a trailer for The Big Short, the financial dramedy based on the book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Moneyball and The Blind Side author Michael Lewis.
The movie is written and directed by Anchorman, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Other Guys, and Step Brothers writer and director, and Ant-Man writer Adam McKay, and boasts quite the cast, consisting of Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei, and Finn Wittrock.
You can check out the trailer for The Big Short below.
When we found out some of the main pieces of the cast back in January, it was reported that this movie is a passion project for Pitt, who also starred in the movie adaptation of Moneyball (which scored him an Academy Award nomination), and he had been working to get the movie going through his Plan B production company. Pitt is also producing along with DeDe Gardner at Plan B.
In addition to Pitt’s Best Actor Oscar nomination for Moneyball, the movie was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Mixing. The other movie based on one of Lewis’s books, The Blind Side, won an Oscar for Best Actress and was nominated for Best Picture.
From the outrageous mind of director Adam Mckay comes THE BIG SHORT. Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, in theaters Christmas.
When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball), and directed by Adam Mckay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.