With a cast of Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt telling an incredible true story, THE BIG SHORT looks like the first essential movie of 2016.
Take a look at this cast for the new movie THE BIG SHORT!!! Oh, my goodness – Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt and Christian Bale. Writer/director Adam McKay, who is usually collaborating with Will Ferrell on comedies like Anchorman, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys, is now flexing his dramatic muscles as well with THE BIG SHORT and all I can think of saying is wow!
Based on the book by Michael Lewis, who brought us the amazing story of Moneyball, we turn back the clock to 2005 when four guys not only predicted the credit crash of 2008 but decided to make something out of it as well. You have Christian Bale as hedge fund manager Michael Burry who first spots something odd with the housing market. Then there’s Ryan Gosling’s Jared Vennett who works for one of the big banks, hears about what Burry is doing and decides to take a bit of the action himself. But he needs help and so involves the small team of investors headed by Steve Carell’s Mark Baum. Finally, there are fledgling investors Charlie Geller (John Magaro) and Jamie Shipley (Finn Whitrock) who hear about Vennett’s pitch that he used with Baum and are keen to join the big guys league. However, they need help too, in the shape of Brad Pitt’s retired investor Ben Rickert.
Yep, it’s a tale of morals, greed, and stupidity and after seeing the teaser trailer, I think we’re odds on for the first essential movie of 2016.
Have a watch and you’ll see what I mean…