The Big Short Movie

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Who's Involved:

Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Marisa Tomei, Melissa Leo, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Dede Gardner, Byron Mann, Adam McKay, Tracy Letts, Charles Randolph

pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.

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Who stars in The Big Short: Cast List

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Project Hail Mary, Barbie  

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Babylon, Bullet Train  

Alone Together, Don McKay  

Spider-Man: No Way Home, The King of Staten Island  

The Lovers, Deep Water  

Call Jane, Captain Phillips  

The Ravine, Don't Let Go  

Prometheus, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom  

Who's making The Big Short: Crew List

A look at the The Big Short behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Adam McKay last directed Don't Look Up and Vice. The film's writer Charles Randolph last wrote Bombshell and Love and Other Drugs.


Adam McKay


Dede Gardner
Brad Pitt

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Production: What we know about The Big Short?

Key Facts

  1. The book follows different people involved with creating the credit bubble. The feature adaptation will likely feature several A-list actors in various roles, similar to the cast of Traffic or The Counselor (per Variety, 1-13-15).
  2. Based on Michael Lewis' best-seller The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine about the housing and credit bubble of the 2000s.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2015 - November: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2015 - September: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2015 - April: The film was set to Production  status.

    Production has begun in New Orleans.

  4. 2014 - March: The film was set to Development  status.

    Adam McKay has signed on to write and direct the film.

  5. 2010 - February: The film was set to Development  status.

The Big Short Release Date: When was the film released?

The Big Short was a Limited release in 2015 on Friday, December 11, 2015. There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including In the Heart of the Sea, Close Range and The Ridiculous 6.

As a Limited release, The Big Short will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

The Big Short DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Big Short was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 .

The Big Short VOD & Digital: When was the film released digitally?

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The Big Short was released across all major streaming and cable platforms on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Digital rental or purchase allows you to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on your favorite devices. Available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Apple, Vudu and others.

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