Anchorman Helmer Adapts “Big Short”

“Anchorman” director Adam McKay is set both helm and adapt the screenplay for a film adaptation of “Moneyball” and “The Blind Side” author Michael Lewis’ 2010 book “The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine” for Paramount Pictures and Plan B.

The book deals with the housing and credit bubble and where the economic downturn truly began – “the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower and middle-class Americans who can’t pay their debts” according to the book’s synopsis.

Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner will produce the film aims to take the often jargon-furled and convoluted world of finance and turn it into a darkly comic tale.

Source: Screen