A bunch of your favorite actors are about to annihilate the banks whose fraudulent practices led to the late-2000s financial crisis. You always knew Brad Pitt was a plainclothes superhero, right? Imagine what he can do with Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale all working to kick these banks in the teeth.
They star in “The Big Short,” based on Michael Lewis’ 2010 book of the same name. The Huffington Post has an exclusive new trailer for the film, in which we meet the hedge-fund managers and analysts who predicted the collapse. Presented as a sharp-tongued comedy directed by frequent Will Ferrell collaborator Adam McKay, “The Big Short” co-stars Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, Finn Wittrock, John Magaro and Marisa Tomei. It opens in limited release on Dec. 11 and wide release on Dec. 23.