Christian Bale, Brad Pitt’s ‘The Big Short’ Gets Release Date, AFI Fest Premiere

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Christian Bale, Brad Pitt’s ‘The Big Short’ Gets Release Date, AFI Fest Premiere.

The first trailer for the highly-anticipated film The Big Short—an adaption of Michael Lewis’ bestseller “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine”—debuted today and it features A-list actors such as Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Christian Bale.The Big Short, the film adapation of Michael Lewis’ best-selling book about the men who made millions off the Great Recession, has released its first tralier.Paramount Pictures opted for “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning to announce that Adam McKay’s “The Big Short” — with an all-star cast featuring Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei and Melissa Leo — would be getting a December 2015 release.The star-studded comedy drama The Big Short has been given an Oscar-friendly release date in December, adding heat to a so-far underwhelming awards race.

Centered on the build-up of the housing and credit bubble in the 2000s, which led to the global financial crisis from 2007 to 2010, the film follows Steve Eisman (Carell), Greg Lippmann (Gosling), Michael Burry (Bale) and Ben Hockett (Pitt)—four men who predicted the bursting housing bubble and, as the trailer explains, “bet against the American ecomony.” Aesthetically speaking, the trailer is easy on the eyes (Gosling still manages to look hotter than ever with his hair dyed black), but the clip provides a powerful message about money and greed. According to Vulture, Paramount and Pitt’s production company Plan B Entertainment began adapting the novel back in 2010 shortly after the father of six signed on to Moneyball, which was also based on another one of Lewis’ books and later became an Oscar-winning film. It includes terrible dye jobs (Carrell), awkward salt-and-pepper bangs (Pitt), sad choppy bowl cuts (Bale), and swept-back curls so stiff they could pass for a helmet (Gosling).

These guys, who were really just trying to stick it to the big banks (which themselves would of course be bailed out), hit the jackpot while the American dream was being flushed down the toilet for regular Joes in the real world. The trailer cuts between intense scenes of the men-talking-in-boardrooms variety and lavish parties enjoyed by the rich bankers who are causing the coming crisis. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (“The Blind Side,” “Moneyball”) and directed by Adam McKay (“Anchorman”), it stars Bale, Carell, Gosling and Pitt.

The announcement comes on the heels of a wave of successful test screenings and at a time when the studio could really use some more fodder for the awards season. Bale plays Michael Burry, a former neurology resident and a self-taught investor who obsessively pores over prospectuses to uncover the looming mortgage apocalypse. It’s a potential power player for New Regency, already riding a one-two best picture punch in “12 Years a Slave” and “Birdman.” Like David Gordon Green’s “Our Brand Is Crisis,” it tackles current events from a dark humor angle and that could resonate amid other, deadly serious contenders like “Black Mass” and “The Danish Girl.” The AFI Fest premiere will be held at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov. 12. As one incredulous guy in a suit puts it in the trailer: “Mike Burry, who gets his hair cut at Supercuts and doesn’t wear shoes, knows more than Alan Greenspan?” “Doctor Mike Burry,” replies Mr. Bale’s character with a smirk, before answering the question about whether he understands the housing market better than the former chairman of the Federal Reserve. “Yes, he does.” Mr.

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