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, Marisa Tomei, Selena Gomez, Max Greenfield and Finn Wittrock.
The Big Short is a longtime passion project for director Adam McKay. Collaborator and partner of Will Ferrell, the duo are usually known for their comedy movies. Together, they have created classics like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers and The Other Guys. This is a rare turn to drama for Adam McKay, but you can rest assured, the movie won't be without its laughs.
The Big Short wrapped early this year. Most believed that it wouldn't be ready until 2016. That all changed when Paramount Pictures saw an early cut of the film. They were so impressed with Adam McKay's nearly-complete cut of the stirring drama, that they decided to position it for an Awards Season win. The Big Short is now firmly positioned as one of Paramount's big contenders in the upcoming Oscar race. Will it have a chance of winning? All four of its leading mean have been nominated before.
The Big Short serves as sort of a Crazy Stupid Love reunion, with Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Marisa Tomei back together again on the big screen. The movie will make its world premiere as the AFI Fest's closing night selection on November 12. It will then get a limited release on December 11, opening just seven days before Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It will get a nationwide release on December 23rd, entering an already overcrowded Christmas marketplace. This release date puts the The Big Short in direct competition with the Will Ferrell comedy Daddy's Home, which Adam McKay produced and is also from Paramount.