While Oscar season is still not upon us, the conversation for Best Picture nominations has already begun.
A late arrival to the scene, The Big Short could end up taking home the top nod at the 2016 award show.
After shooting in New Orleans earlier this year, Adam McKay (director/writer of Anchorman, Step Brothers) says his next feature is as true to reality as it gets.
Based off of the best-selling book by Michael Lewis (who also wrote the book that inspired Moneyball), The Big Short tells the true story of several key players in the creation of the credit default swap market that sought to bet against the collateralized debt obligation bubble and thus ended up profiting from the financial crisis of 2007-2010.
Going against the grain. Betting against the market.
That’s what The Big Short attempts to portray; and with a cast starring the likes of Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Karen Gillan, Steve Carell, Melissa Leo, and Marisa Tomei, such a portrayal shouldn’t be too difficult.
“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.”
The Big Short opens on December 11th and goes wide on December 23rd.