Adam McKay's next film will be hilarious and informal for those who harbor a mistrust for big banks that don't always play by the rules. The Big short , a movie based on the novel of the same name, will explore how the banks, media, and government ignored the shady practices of some of the biggest banks in the U.S. and how a brain-trust of outsiders engineered a solution. Mckay is usually known for comedies, but this movie will be groundbreaking since it will be more of a drama with dashes of lighthearted humor.
Here's the plot synopsis:
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. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis.
This film seems set to become the "Wolf of wall street" of 2015 and that might not be a bad thing given the reputation of the Leonardo DiCaprio-led dark-comedy. The Big short benefits from having an engaging story and topic that matters to the the ever-vigilant american citizen that enjoys movies that shine a light on issues of wealth inequality or shady business practices by institutions that you are supposed to trust. The cast for this movie is stellar and there are alot of big and familiar names who will be sharing the screen which means that audiences might turn out just for the cast alone even if they aren't interested in the film's subject matter. While families are decorating and singing christmas songs, The Big short will be cruising through the Winter box-office.