The Big Short Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, December 11, 2015 (Limited)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

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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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making The Big Short

A look at the The Big Short behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Adam McKay last directed Vice and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. The film's writer Charles Randolph last wrote Bombshell and Love and Other Drugs.


Adam McKay


Dede Gardner
Brad Pitt

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

On or about November 20, 2015, the film was in Completed status.

On or about September 23, 2015, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about April 21, 2015, the film was in Production status.

Production has begun in New Orleans.

On or about March 24, 2014, the film was in Development status.

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

On or about February 6, 2010, the film was in Development status.

The Big Short Release Date: When was it released?

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

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

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