Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei are all reportedly set to star in the Adam McKay-directed adaptation of “Moneyball” and “The Blind Side” author Michael Lewis’ book “The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine” for Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment.
The story deals with how 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.
“Anchorman” helmer McKay wrote the most recent draft from a script by Charles Randolph. Production will shortly get underway in New Orleans.
Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock also star while Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing.