Brad Pitt, along with Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling are making a new movie together. “The Short” is an adaptation of Michael Lewis’ best-selling book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” about the financial crisis that hit the US during the 2000s.
As part of the film, several key people will be followed, each one having been responsible in one way or another for the housing market debacle and credit bubble during the 2000s that eventually led to the financial disaster of 2007 through 2010.
In addition to acting in the movie, Pitt will be heavily involved with production, working in conjunction with his Plan B partner, Dede Gardner. “The Short” will be written and directed by Adam McKay, the same individual who wrote and directed the successful film, “Anchorman”.
Although not all the details of the film have been released, many insiders believe there will be additional A-list actors involved with the project playing equally critical roles such as a trader from Deutsche Bank and a hedge fund mogul. Reportedly, Pitt is extremely passionate about the film and will pour everything he has into making it a huge hit.
In 2011, Pitt acted in a film called “Moneyball” that was also an adaptation of a Michael Lewis book. That film achieved incredible success and went on to receive six Oscar nominations, one for Best Picture and another for Best Actor for Pitt’s role.
The schedule for production remains unknown but considering that Pitt, Bale, and Gosling are all extremely busy at the moment working on other projects, it might take some time for “The Short” to be complete. However, with Pitt taking a major role in the making of the film and having just wrapped up his first joint film with Angelina Jolie called “By the Sea” critics believe “The Short” will be excellent.
The project was first announced last March by Viacom Paramount Pictures. Because this film will provide moviegoers with a first-hand look into what led to the most recent US financial crisis, theaters are expected to be packed. Throughout the movie, audiences will have the chance to see how investors made mega fortunes during the subprime mortgage crisis.
After all, there are still millions of people who do not fully understand how the subprime mortgage market collapsed, as well as those who actually lost homes. From a commercial but also artistic perspective, “The Short” will be a real eye opener.