Just weeks after its world premiere at AFI Fest in Los Angeles earlier this month, Paramount Pictures has released the second trailer and a new poster for The Big Short, which could be a potential awards season contender. Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell lead an all-star cast in this drama based on the true story chronicled in the book of the same name by Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side). 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.
In 2005, eccentric San Jose-based money manager and heavy-metal music enthusiast Michael Burry (Christian Bale) studies thousands of individual loans bundled into highly rated mortgage bonds and makes a startling discovery. The financial products are loaded with delinquent home loans certain to default over the next few years. While Wall Street bankers and government regulatory agencies ignore this ticking time bomb, Burry invents a financial instrument called the credit default swap in order to "short" the booming housing market - much to the dismay of his hedge fund's owners and investors.Read More
By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Brad Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Angelina Jolie), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Mélanie Laurent) and François (Melvil Poupaud) and village locals Michel (Niels Arestrup) and Patrice (Richard Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives. The supporting cast includes Sarah Naudi, George Camilleri, Anna Cachia and Frédéric Dessains. EW has our look at the new trailer.
By the Sea will go up against Warner Bros.' true story drama The 33 and Paramount's horror movie prequel Rings on November 13. The project marks Angelina Jolie's third directorial effort, following 2011's In the Land of Blood and Honey and last year's Unbroken. The November 13 release date could make it a prime contender for awards season consideration, but we'll have to wait and see how critics and audiences alike respond to the drama.Read More
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt share the big screen for the first time since 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith in the trailer for By the Sea. We haven't heard much about this drama since the first look photo debuted back in September, but today we finally get to see some footage from this drama, which Angelina Jolie also wrote and directed. Universal Pictures has set a November 13 release date for By the Sea.
By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Brad Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Angelina Jolie), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Mélanie Laurent) and François (Melvil Poupaud) and village locals Michel (Niels Arestrup) and Patrice (Richard Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives. The supporting cast includes Sarah Naudi, George Camilleri, Anna Cachia and Frédéric Dessains.Read More
The Netflix original film, War Machine, a provocative satirical comedy from David Michôd with Brad Pitt set to star in the leading role, will be exclusively available to members of the leading Internet TV service globally and in select theaters next year. Produced by Netflix and Brad Pitt alongside his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, and producer Ian Bryce, War Machine brings together Brad Pitt with David Michôd, the acclaimed Australian writer and director behind Animal Kingdom and The Rover. Principal photography is scheduled to start in August.
War Machine comes to theaters in 2016.Read More
Paramount has bestowed World War Z 2 with an official summer 2017 release date. The sequel will continue the story set up in the 2013 blockbuster hit World War Z. Brad Pitt was confirmed to reprise his role as Gerry Lane shortly after the first movie opened and proved to be a success. Though, this next installment will have a new director, with The Impossible's Juan Antonio Bayona signing onto helm the latest chapter in the zombie apocalypse.
World War Z 2 will arrive in theaters June 9, 2017. That's the exact same day 20th Century Fox has set for its The Fantastic Four 2 sequel, which is already confirmed by the studio to bring back its original cast. In other release date news, it looks like Universal Pictures has set its sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 for release on March 25, 2016. Comic book fans know this is the same date that Warner Bros. and DC plan to release their epic ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, perhaps the biggest superhero movie of all time. This is seen as perfect counter programming.Read More
Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for The Big Short, with Christian Bale (American Hustle, The Dark Knight trilogy), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Ryan Gosling (Drive, Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Brad Pitt (Fury, World War Z) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the Anchorman films, The Other Guys). The film also stars Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Frozen River) and Marisa Tomei (Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Wrestler).
The film's screenplay is written by McKay, from a script by Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs), based on Michael Lewis' bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. 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.Read More