The film, based on Michael Lewis' best-selling book, will be
produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B and Paramount. The book chronicles
the housing and credit bubbles of the 2000s that led to the 2007-08
global financial crisis.
'The Big Short' is written and directed by Adam McKay, who is
also expected to helm the movie. Pitt had previously starred in an
adaptation of Lewis' 'Moneyball'.
Pitt's Plan B company has built a good reputation for serious
dramas that tackle big issues, with "12 Years
a Slave" winning last year's best picture Oscar and "Selma" which is in the
Oscar race this year.
Meanwhile, new dad Ryan Gosling just wrapped production on the
Warner Bros. thriller "The Nice Guys." He is repped by Anonymous
Content and LBI Entertainment.