Adam McKay has signed on to adapt and direct The Big Short set up with Paramount Pictures and Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B. The film is based on the bestselling book by Michael Lewis (the full title is The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine) and tells the story of credit bubble of the 2000s.
“Michael Lewis has the amazing ability to take complex formulas and concepts and turn them into page turners. Plan B and I connected over that breathless quality the book has. Very excited to jump into this,” said McKay.
Said Adam Goodman, Paramount Film Group President, “I am so excited as this project marks my third collaboration with Adam McKay – a tremendously talented filmmaker and one of my favorite storytellers.”
“There are those rare literary treasures – as with The Big Short – that park in the harbor and you just wait, with hope. Adam McKay is a singular voice and talent and a ferocious mind – the vector of Adam and this book is what a producer dreams of,” said Plan B.
McKay’s directing credits include both Anchorman movies, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys.
Source: Paramount Pictures
-By Rebecca Murray
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