Brad Pitt, Bale, Gosling in new drama

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Brad Pitt, Bale, Gosling in new drama

They will star in The Big Short, Paramount and Plan B’s adaptation of the Lewis book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.

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Published: Thu 15 Jan 2015, 11:34 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:30 PM

Following the success of Moneyball, Brad Pitt and his Plan B shingle have assembled an all-star cast for the next adaptation of a Michael Lewis bestseller.

Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling have come on board to star in The Big Short, Paramount and Plan B’s adaptation of the Lewis book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The nonfiction novel tells the story of the build-up of the housing and credit bubble during the 2000s that led to the financial crisis of 2007-2010. Paramount had no comment.

Pitt will produce with DeDe Gardner through their Plan B banner. The book follows several key people who played a role in building the disastrous credit bubble. The feature adaptation will likely feature several A-list actors who have similiar-sized roles a la Traffic or The Counselor. Similar to Moneyball, Pitt has been very passionate about getting this adaptation onto the big screen.

His Plan B company has emerged as quite the contender in serious dramas that tackle important issues, with 12 Years a Slave landing last year’s best picture Oscar and Selma deep in the Oscar race this year.



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