Brad Pitt to adapt another book by Moneyball author

The film will be about the recent financial crisis and reportedly also star Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale

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After his success with Moneyball, Brad Pitt is returning to the works of Michael Lewis for his next project.

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Like the book of the same name, The Big Short will examine the housing and credit boom-and-bust that caused the recession in 2007, with Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale cast alongside Pitt according to Variety. It’s speculated that more roles will be cast at a later point, assuming the film features the same number of individuals as the original text.

Pitt’s company Plan B (12 Years a Slave, Selma) will produce, while in a surprising change of direction Anchorman director and writer Adam McKay will write the script, and is also expected to direct the film.

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Lewis’ original non-fiction book (called The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine) was published in 2010 and spent 28 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Pitt’s last adaptation of Lewis’ work, Moneyball, was a critical success and was nominated for six Oscars.