Paramount Pictures today confirmed The Big Short will feature a big-name Oscar-nominated cast. Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Steve Carell have just been announced as starring in the film adaptation of Michael Lewis’ non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. Adam McKay (The Other Guys) is directing and wrote the screenplay, based on Charles Randolph’s script.
Filming is currently underway in New Orleans. The cast also includes Melissa Leo, Marisa Tomei, Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, and Finn Wittrock.
Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner are producing the film.
The Big Short is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.