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Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling to star in The Big Short


Story by Jack Foley

BRAD Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale are being lined up to star alongside each other in new movie The Big Short.

An adaptation of a Michael Lewis best-seller, the film would chronicle the housing and credit bubbles of the 2000s that led to the global financial crisis of 2007-08.

It would focus on several of the key players in the creation of the credit default swap market that sought to bet against the collateralized debt obligation (CDO) bubble and subsequently ended up profiting from the financial crisis.

Included among those were the founders of Cornwall Capital, who started a hedge fund in their garage with $110,000 and built it into $120 million when the market crashed.

Pitt and his Plan B company are confirmed as producing, while a script has been written by Adam McKay, who is also being lined up to direct.

Pitt has previously brought Lewis’ Moneyball to the big screen, earning himself an Oscar nomination in the process.

However, while The Hollywood Reporter states that Pitt has secured the services of both Bale and Gosling, the project is not expected to be Bale’s next, as he is also attached to Fox’s The Deep Blue Goodbye.

Gosling, meanwhile, is currently shooting The Nice Guys, with director Shane Black.

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