The first trailer has been released for The Big Short, one of Paramount’s big Oscar hopeful films starring a quartet of serious talent: Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Steve Carell. The film focuses on the housing crisis in the mid 2000s, and is based on Moneyball author Michael Lewis’s book of the same name.
Here is the trailer:
Here is a brief synopsis of the film, directed by Anchorman‘s Adam McKay:
“THE BIG SHORT” is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.
The decision to add The Big Short into this season’s crowded awards gauntlet came as an apparent surprise to some, as Paramount has added it last minute. It may turn out to be a good idea, as this is the sort of film Academy voters go crazy over.
The Big Short opens in limited release December 11, and will go wide December 23.