Adam McKay to adapt THE BIG SHORT for Paramount Pictures

Monday, March 24, 2014
By Tricia Stevens


Writer/director Adam McKay, who recently co-wrote, produced and directed the sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will adapt and direct, The Big Short for Paramount Pictures.

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The film is based on Michael Lewis’ best-selling book The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine, which is about the housing and credit bubble of the 2000s. Paramount Pictures and Brad Pitt‘s Plan B will produce the film. This will be the second time Pitt will be on board with Lewis’ book. He reviously starred in and produced Lewis’ Moneyball, which earned an Academy Award®-nomination for Best Picture.

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