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Though he’s usually known for his Will Ferrell comedies, like Anchorman (and its sequel) and Step Brothers, director Adam McKay will be switching gears a bit to helm The Big Short, an adaptation of Michael Lewis’ best-selling novel of the same name. Brad Pitt is set to produce under his Plan B banner with Paramount handling the film’s release.

For those unfamiliar with the source material, it revolves around the housing/credit bubble of the 2000s. Here’s the full plot summary:

The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread: 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. The smart people who understood what was or might be »

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