“The Big Short” Trailer

Director: Adam McKay (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy)

Starring: Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Karen Gillan, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling

Synopsis: Based on the book by Michael Lewis, a group of outsiders make a fortune from the US economy’s 2005 meltdown.

Notes: 2011′s Margin Call was an Oscar-nominated film that also followed a group of men with insight into the upcoming economic crisis. Though both films take a meticulous look at the factors leading up to global financial devastation, director Adam McKay has had more work and experience to pull off a solidly structured film, despite most of his movies being wacky Will Farrell comedies. With this shining cast portraying a variety of characters, McKay’s direction should wield enough flexibility to make each one a unique, if not wacky, individual.