The Big Short

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2015 | R | Drama True Story

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 underb... more

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Friday, December 11, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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DIRECTOR

Adam McKay

Screenwriter

Charles Randolph
Adam McKay

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Rating MPAA

R for pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity

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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.
official plot version from paramount.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on Michael Lewis' best-seller The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine about the housing and credit bubble of the 2000s.
  • 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).
Also Known As
  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

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