Brad Pitt will act in his second Michael Lewis adaption after Moneyball alongside Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei.
Production is underway in New Orleans on the Plan B, Paramount and New Regency non-fiction adaptation about investors who ‘shorted’ the market at the time of the housing bubble prior to the 2008 financial collapse.
Adam McKay directs The Big Short, based on his screenplay from a script by Charles Randolph. The full title of Lewis’ non-fiction bestseller is The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine.
Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock round out the key cast.
Pitt, partner Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B are producing the film.