Through our long history, there have been many financial crisis’ we’ve had to face as a country. The Great Depression is obviously the standout; as far as most recent goes, many don’t even know about one of, if not the biggest bank fraud in American history. Adam McKay is a talented and imaginative mind, mostly known for his brilliant work on a number of comedies. But his latest film is McKay’s first real leap into drama, but still includes McKay’s fabulous subtle comedy.
The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt as four outsiders who predicted the credit and housing market crash of the mid-2000s and decide to take on the big banks of wall street to prevent it from happening. The film has been making the rounds as of late for just a few early screenings, and you can see what the early word from critics is in the following new trailer:
It isn’t a drastically different trailer from its first trailer, but it takes a different approach in giving each character we’ll see a chance at the spotlight. There’s no doubt that the insanely talented leading cast is the selling point, but The Big Short looks like it’ll very much be a team effort.
I’m very excited to see the kind of work McKay put into this one. He’s easily known for his comedy work, but it’s always interesting to see a comedy director make a jump to a different genre. A lot of the time it doesn’t work out to well, but McKay isn’t the basic comedy director. He’s on the level of the Russo Brothers (Captain America: Civil War) and we know how that turned out.
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.
The Big Short has a limited December 11th, 2015 release and a December 25th, 2015 wide release. Directed by Adam McKay starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Finn Wittrock, and Marisa Tomei.