The book, which was published in 1989, is based on the author's time working as a bond trader at Salomon Brothers in the 1980s. John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (Crazy Stupid Love, I Love You Phillip Morris) are attached to direct the adaptation. Liar's Poker, Michael Lewis' first book, has been in development at Warner Bros. since the early 1990s.
Bill Gerber is attached to produce Liar's Poker for Warner Bros. The news comes on the heels of Moneyball taking in $20 million at the box office over the weekend.