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Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt Will Star In a Movie About the Financial Crisis

The Big Short, an upcoming film about the housing and credit bubble that led to the financial crisis of 2007-08, is lining up one of the better casts in recent memory. Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt are all on board—and Steve Carrell is in negotiations to sign on, as well. Pitt’s studio, Plan B, is handling the picture, which is adapted from a Michael Lewis book of the same name. Adam McKay, better known for comedies like Step Brothers and Anchorman, will be keeping the director’s chair warm. The film will chart the true story of just how the housing bubble burst, and Bale, Gosling and Pitt will all portray real-life (albeit, more handsome) characters who helped engineer the disaster …

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