Summer is officially over, which means movie theaters will be full of star studded movies waiting for their Oscar nominations. “The Big Short” is one film that’s received a lot of buzz and many think it’ll be Paramount’s way into the awards.
The Adam McKay (Step Brothers, Anchorman) directed film, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt, is based on Michael Lewis’ book, “The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine.”
“The Big Short” centers around the four men who predicted the economic collapse in the 2000s- Hedge fund manager Steve Eisman (Carell), Greg Lippmann (Gosling) the Deutsche Bank trader, Scion Capital founder Michael Burry (Bale) and one of the founders of Cornwall Capital, Ben Hockett (Pitt). After their realization of the upcoming crisis, the men make some bold investments and “bet against the banks.” Marisa Tomei, Melissa Leo, and Max Greenfield also star.
Originally the film was set to release in 2016, but after seeing an almost final cut from McKay, Paramount decided to push the date forward to be apart of the award season mix. “The Big Short” will premiere on November 12 as AFI Festival’s closing night gala before it opens in limited theaters on December 11 and wide on December 23.
Check out the trailer below: