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.
Directed by Adam Mckay, The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. It is based on the best selling book, of the same, by Michael Lewis (who also wrote Moneyball and The Blind Side).
The 2016 Oscar race starts now and The Big Short (and all of its leading men) is already looking like it might be a big contender for best picture.
Make no mistake the film will have a lot of competition from these yet-to-released/already-being-buzzed-about films: Tom Hardy‘s crime drama Legends; the NFL head-injury drama Concussion, starring Will Smith; the period drama Joy, directed by David O. Russell and starring Jennifer Lawrence; Quentin Tarantino‘s Western The Hateful Eight; and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s frontier epic The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Big Short is getting a limited release on December 11.