Hurt, Hanson Are “Too Big To Fail”

William Hurt will star in and Curtis Hanson (“L.A. Confidential”) is set to direct the GFC-themed “Too Big To Fail” for HBO Films reports Deadline.

Based on Andrew Ross Sorkin’s book, the project is described as a dissection of the 2008 financial crisis and the power brokers in both D.C. and Wall Street who decided the fate of the world’s economy as the system teetered on collapse.

Hurt would play Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. Other roles to be cast include Paulson’s successor Timothy Geitner, Lehman Bros CEO Richard Fuld and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.

Peter Gould adapted the script while Sorkin will serve as a consultant on the project. Filming kicks off in the early fall.