A movie about the housing bubble and subsequent financial crisis is coming soon to a theater near you.
Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment are producing “The Big Short,” a movie based on Michael Lewis' non-fiction book, “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine,” said a spokeswoman for Paramount Pictures.
The movie features Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. It is being directed by “Anchorman” director Adam McKay.
“The Big Short” focuses on the buildup of the housing bubble during the 2000s that led to the financial collapse of 2008. It tells the story of the investors who, after seeing how crazy the housing bubble had become, figured out how to short the market prior to the global financial crisis.
The film was shot, in part, in New York earlier this year, said MaryBeth Ihle, a spokeswoman for the New York City mayor's office of film, theater and broadcasting.
Details about the film's release date could not be learned, but the IMDb Web page for “The Big Short” states the movie is scheduled to be released in 2016.