“The Big Short,” the acclaimed novel by Michael Lewis is on its way to the big screen. Paramount Pictures and Plan B have announced their plans to adapt the novel with writer/director Adam McKay has come aboard to both adapt and direct the project.
The novel, “The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine,” is a bestseller about the housing and credit bubble of the 2000’s.
“Michael Lewis has the amazing ability to take complex formulas and concepts and turn them into page turners. Plan B and I connected over that breathless quality the book has. Very excited to jump into this,” said McKay.
Adam Goodman, Paramount Film Group President, said,
“I am so excited as this project marks my third collaboration with Adam McKay – a tremendously talented filmmaker and one of my favorite storytellers.”
The film will be produced by Paramount and Brad Pitt’s Plan B. Pitt previously starred in and produced Lewis’ Moneyball, which earned an Academy Award-nomination for Best Picture.
There is currently no word on who the studio is eyeing to star in the film or a projected release date.