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This year's Oscar season just got a surprise addition. The Big Short, which stars Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Melissa Leo, Marisa Tomei and Ryan Gosling, received a last-minute release from Paramount for the end of this year, as well as a first-look trailer. Check out the trailer below. And here's everything you need to know about The Big Short. It's based on a book by the author of Moneyball and The Blind Side The...
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Is every actor in Hollywood in this movie?
The first trailer for The Big Short dropped on Tuesday and director Adam McKay’s housing drama will feature the likes of Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Karen Gillan, and Marisa Tomei.
The official synopsis is as follows:
When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball), and directed by Adam Mckay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.
- Zach Dennis
Adam McKay has never been particularly subtle about his political views, and it's been interesting watch the way he's worked things into big broad comedies. It's remarkable that a film featuring The Rock and Sam Jackson dying as cartoonishly as they do in "The Other Guys" can also feature a closing-credits sequence that was more savage and on-point than any documentary released that year about the financial malfeasance in the air. Now McKay has decided to finally tackle this head-on, and at the exact moment I got an e-mail announcing that "The Big Short" would be closing this year's AFI Fest, the first trailer for the movie also showed up, and I'm excited by what it promises. I like that Plan B is part of things as well, and obviously the match of material by Michael Lewis and a performance by Brad Pitt invites immediate comparisons to "Moneyball." McKay adapted the script with Charles Randolph, »
- Drew McWeeny
Of all the films that are getting award buzz this year, the one that might swoop in to get a lot of attention late in the game is The Big Short. It’s a film that you’d think would have made a big play before now, just based on the cast, but it hasn’t been making a big bid for your attention yet.
Based on a true story, and a book by Michael Lewis (Moneyball), the movie shows how four industry outsiders saw what everyone else refused to, the impending collapse of the economy.
The film stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt, and if the film delivers anything like the trailer, there could be a one-film hunt for the Best Actor awards. Actually, that’s a full field this year, but the trailers shows all of these guys at the top of their game, »
- Marc Eastman
Something kind of big just came our way folks. Yes, the shake up to the awards season that we’ve been hoping for might have made its entrance. The film in question is The Big Short, which was originally set as a high profile 2016 release. Now though, it’s been announced as having a late 2015 release date, with a big debut at AFI Fest as well. As such, the Paramount release has to be considered a potentially big contender in a bunch of categories, particularly since the announcement also coincided with a Trailer dropping. Simply put, it looks very good. It hasn’t been a boring season yet, but the potential was there, so this new contender is welcome in my eyes… The movie is an adaptation of the Michael Lewis book of the same name. It’s about the housing crisis and the chaos brought on by the banks. »
- Joey Magidson
For his first foray into drama, Anchorman and Stepbrothers director Adam Mckay has assembled quite the cast for true life tale The Big Short, based on the novel of the same name by Moneyball author Michael Lewis. Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt all come together as four outsiders who decide to bet against the banks after predicting the global economy crash. McKay has tackled similar material in The Other Guys, and from the stylish first trailer he has produced something very interesting indeed. Everyone seems on point here, ignoring some questionable wig and make up choices, and the ensemble promises to work incredibly well together, with each actor complementing the other perfectly. And McKay’s direction seems to pack the necessary punch to grab, and hold, an audience’s attention. Coming to this side of the pond on January 22nd, The Big Short will be released »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
It’s not every day we are surprised by a new film with a handsome cast- but today is that day. Paramount has dropped the new trailer for director Adam McKay’s first attempt at a drama (the filmmaker is most famous for Will Ferrell comedies such as classics Anchorman, Step Brothers and The Other Guys), with his Christmas and Awards Season qualifying- The Big Short.
The film stars Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carrell and their luminous new hair, as a group of men who made millions of dollars from a global economic meltdown. We are super curious to see this first dramatic entry by the man who knows how to make us laugh, and it seems like he's pulled out all the stops. We haven't been this excited for a business movie since Leonardo DiCaprio was The Wolf of Wall Street.
- Adriana Floridia
The studios keep playing around with their 2015/2016 release slates. Now that Paramount Pictures has added Toronto International Film Festival pickup "Anomalisa" to its year-end release docket, booking the Charlie Kaufman/Duke Johnson animated feature on December 30 for an Oscar-qualifying run, the studio is pushing up Andy McKay's New Regency Wall Street expose "The Big Short" from 2016 to December 11. The star-studded movie will world premiere November 12 as the closing night movie for AFI Fest 2015. Adapted by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay from Michael Lewis' bestselling investigation of Wall Street malpractice, “The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine," the film boasts a heady cast including Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei. Lewis has a strong track-record with the studios, which have turned his books "Moneyball" and "The Blind Side" into commercial Oscar »
- Anne Thompson
We're officially in Awards Season, and over the course of the next four months, we're going to see some huge movies. But perhaps none with a cast as big as The Big Short. This upcoming drama assembles four of today's most sought after leading men, putting them all under one roof for a single admission price! Yes, for the first time, Brad Pitt will share the screen with Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Steve Carell. And it's sure to be epic.
When four outsiders see what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they have an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball), The Big Short also stars an ensemble of amazing talent that includes Karen Gillan, »
Michael Lewis, writer of both The Blind Side and Moneyball, has quickly become of one Hollywood’s go-to authors when it comes to award-worthy pitches; after all, both of the scribe’s previous adaptations muscled their way into the Oscar race in their respective year of release. Now, Paramount has laid claim to Lewis’ financial drama, The Big Short, a star-studded, fast-talking picture that centers on the housing market crash of 2008.
Following four outsiders who each kept one eye trained on the status of the global economy, The Big Short is the name of an organization that the quartet – rounded out by Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt – form when they unearth a banking loophole that could gift them extraordinary wealth.
With director Adam McKay behind the lens, the film in many ways represents a dramatic departure for the filmmaker, who has established an audience in the »
- Michael Briers
Hollywood's A-list has assembled in the first trailer for financial crisis film The Big Short.
Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell all star in the new film from Anchorman director Adam McKay, who's taking a break from comedy to explore the housing and credit bubble collapse in 2007.
The title is derived from the Wall Street term "going short", meaning betting on stocks or other financial assets to fail.
The Big Short will debut in Us cinemas on December 11, and opens on January 22, 2016 in the UK. »
The first trailer for The Big Short has dropped online, and if the premise alone isn.t enough to pique your interest, then how about the dynamite cast? Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and Steve Carell all star in this movie about how big banks screwed the economy. Watch the footage below. The Big Short trailer reveals the faces of those considered outsiders who saw the impending collapse of the economy. When no one, including the big banks, media, and government, refused to see it, these gentlemen had the idea to bet against them. This action, called "The Big Short," takes them into the dark underbelly of the modern banking world. The film is based on the non-fiction book by author and financial journalist Michael Lewis. This is the same guy who wrote Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, which was turned into a feature film »
Read More: Angelina Jolie's 'By the Sea' Becomes Full-Blown Oscar Contender as AFI Fest Opening Night Selection Filmmaker Adam McKay took on big banking and the financial crisis in his 2010 action comedy "The Other Guys," and he's about to do it again for "The Big Short," albeit with a huge tonal shift. Trading juvenile laughs for adult-minded drama, "The Big Short" could be a huge breakthrough for McKay, and he's luckily got Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt to help guide him. The film is based on the book by bestselling author Michael Lewis ("The Blind Side," "Moneyball"). The official synopsis reads: "When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. »
- Zack Sharf
Looking like it's pitched somewhere between Margin Call and The Wolf Of Wall Street, ensemble drama The Big Short is a bit of a departure for Anchorman director Adam McKay. Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Melissa Leo, Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei, Karen Gillan and Selena Gomez are all among the impressive cast riding the financial crisis, and the first trailer has just arrived online, courtesy of studio Paramount.McKay has been developing this one for a while now, working up something very different from his usual comedy brand. It's based on Moneyball author Michael Lewis’ book, subtitled 'Inside The Doomsday Machine', and follows several key people who had roles in creating the toxic credit bubble that sent the financial markets into panic mode over the last decade.Carell is Steve Eisman, a money manager who shorted subprime mortgages for FrontPoint Partners, while Gosling is Deutsche Bank trader Greg Lippmann. »
Oh damn, the Oscar race just got a huge twist. While filming had been taking place earlier this year, "The Big Short" wasn't officially dated, and it was assumed that the Adam McKay directed movie would likely be rolled out sometime next year. Wrong. Paramount Pictures is clearly feeling pretty great about the film because they've slotted it for release before the end of the year, just in time for Oscar season, and the first trailer has arrived. Featuring a heavyweight cast including Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Ryan Gosling, the film is based on the book by "Moneyball" writer Michael Lewis that explores how the greed of banks spurred the housing crisis of 2005. No doubt it's fiery subject matter, but McKay, better known for his comedy efforts with Will Ferrell, balances humor and drama throughout. And hell, he could've made a horror movie (which I guess this »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Paramount Pictures and New Regency have released the first trailer for the all-star financial drama "The Big Short" which based on the book by "Moneyball" and "The Blind Side" author Michael Lewis. McKay wrote the script with Charles Randolph.
Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei all star in the story about stock market amateurs who come up with a scheme to beat the banks. It opens in limited release on December 11th.
- Garth Franklin
Paramount Pictures has found itself suddenly entering this year's awards race with the scheduling of two films. First up it's Adam McKay's "The Big Short," a financial drama based on the book by "Moneyball" and "The Blind Side" author Michael Lewis.
The all star cast includes Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei and follows four stock-savvy outsiders who decide to do something about a loophole in high-frequency trading that gives unfair advantage to big banks. The scheme helps level the playing field by beating the banks at their own game.
Paramount has strong confidence in the material. In fact it wasn't due out until well into next year, but McKay showed an almost completed cut to the studio brass a few weeks ago and claimed he could finish quickly following a strong response.
He did it would seem as Paramount screened it »
- Garth Franklin
While we thought we had the rest of the year locked down in terms of releases, Paramount has just delivered a surprise. After shooting earlier this year, Adam McKay‘s next feature, the star-studded drama The Big Short, will close AFI Fest on November 12th, before landing in limited theaters on December 11th and going wide on December 23rd.
Starring Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Karen Gillan, Steve Carell, Melissa Leo, and Marisa Tomei, it accounts the various events that led to the late-2000s housing crisis, based on the book by Moneyball‘s Michael Lewis. Compared to his other films, McKay said earlier this year the level of realism is “99.3%,” which can be seen in the first trailer, which has just been released. Looking like a mix between The Wolf of Wall Street and the aforementioned Moneyball, check it out below.
When four outsiders saw what the big banks, »
- Jordan Raup
"The Big Short," based on Michael Lewis's book about the 2008 housing crash, is doing what its four protagonists are doing: betting big. But while the men chronicled in the book and movie bet big against banks, the movie is betting on another lucrative market: awards season.
The first trailer for "The Big Short" dropped today, with the surprise announcement that it would be opening this Christmas. It will close the AFI Fest in Los Angeles in November, before hitting theaters in limited release Dec. 11.
The movie should be a heavy-hitter this awards season. It stars Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, and Ryan Gosling as four stock-savvy outsiders who uncover how volatile the housing market is in 2008.
They decide to bet against the banks, and when the bubble bursts, hit the jackpot. The tale comes from Lewis, the writer behind other acclaimed books - turned into acclaimed, award-nominated movies- such as "Moneyball" and "Blindside. »
- Kelly Woo
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