The Big Short is certainly not short on talent. The movie has an all-start cast featuring Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Steve Carell. That’s like creating a baseball team with Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron and Ted Williams.
And speaking of baseball, do you all remember the 2011 film Moneyball? There are actually two huge connections between Moneyball and The Big Short. The first one being Brad Pitt stars in both films, and the second one is that both films are based on books by superstar author Michael Lewis.
This latest film is based on his 2010 book, “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine“, which told the story of a few people who actually made money by predicting the bursting of the housing bubble. The book spent 28 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.
Adam McKay (Step Brothers, Anchorman) directed the film. And as we (and everyone else) mentioned, the movie is full of talent. In addition to the stars listed above, you also have Oscar-winner Melissa Leo and the always lovely Marisa Tomei.
The film is scheduled to debut at AFI Fest in November, and then it will be released nationwide December 23, 2015.
A movie starring Ryan Gosling? Guaranteed hit. A movie starring Christian Bale? Guaranteed hit. A movie starring Brad Pitt? Guaranteed hit.
A movie starring all three of them?
We are speechless, as well. After having success with Moneyball, Brad Pitt and his production company Plan B Entertainment, have decided to team up with best-selling author Michael Lewis again. According to Variety sources, the next film from Plan B will be an adaptation of Lewis’ novel, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.
The non-fiction book details the build-up of the housing and credit bubble back in the early 2000s, which led to the massive collapse in 2007-2008. Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling have all agreed to star in the adaptation, which will be written and directed by Adam McKay.
Of course, McKay is known for Step Brothers, The Other Guys and Anchorman. Not exactly the first director you would pick for a serious and important film like this; however, we are going to trust Brad Pitt. Sources say Pitt is extremely passionate about this project, so there is obviously a reason he believes McKay is the right person for this job.
But honestly, it doesn’t even matter. None of this matters. We should have just stopped after the GIF. This film could be two hours of Christian Bale and Brad Pitt trying to feed Ryan Gosling cereal, and it would still pull in more than $250 million.