THR reports that Steve Carell is eying a role in the drama The Big Short.
Based on the book by author Michael Lewis, the story explores the build-up of the housing and credit bubble, leading up to the beginning of the financial crisis of 2007–08.
Carell could play “Steve Eisman, a money manager who shorted subprime mortgages
for FrontPoint Partners.”
Ryan Gosling is poised “to play Deutsche Bank
trader Greg Lippmann,” with Christian Bale is in talks to play “Michael Burry, the
founder of the Scion Capital and one of the people first to see the
coming crisis.”Brad Pitt is taking on a supporting role as “Ben Hockett, a
partner at Cornwall Capital.”
"Anchorman" director Adam McKay will helm and pen the adapted screenplay for the pic.
The goal for McKay is to take the convoluted world of finance and translator into a dark comedy
Pitt and Dede Gardner will produce the film.
The production start date is unknown.