Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale have signed on to star in the upcoming financial drama The Big Short. We first reported on this project back in March, when Adam McKay signed on to write and direct this adaptation of the best selling book of the same name by Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side).

The story follows several individuals who were primarily responsible for the housing and credit bubble in the early 2000s, which lead to the financial crash that lasted between 2007 and 2010. Paramount wouldn't comment on the casting, and it isn't known what roles Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale may play. Variety reports that the adaptation will likely feature several A-list actors who have comparable roles, much like ensembles such as Traffic and The Counselor.

Adam McKay is directing from his own adapted screenplay, with Brad Pitt producing alongside his Plan B partner Dede Gardner. Much like Moneyball and last year's Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave, Brad Pitt has been very passionate about getting this story on the big screen. No production schedule was given at this time.

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Brad Pitt is currently in the awards season conversation once again, with his Plan B company producing the awards season favorite Selma. He was last seen on the big screen in the World War II drama Fury. Ryan Gosling recently wrapped production on Warner Bros. The Nice Guys alongside Russell Crowe. Christian Bale currently stars in the Biblical drama Exodus: Gods and Kings.