Watch: Exclusive ‘The Big Short’ Character Featurettes Introduce the Guys Who Beat the Banks at Their Own Game

     December 5, 2015


Today, we’re happy to debut four exclusive character featurettes for Adam McKay‘s (The Other Guys, Anchorman) long-time passion project and dramatic directorial debut, The Big Short. Based on the best-selling nonfiction book from Moneyball and The Blindside author Michael Lewis, the film investigates the housing and credit bubble of the 2000s through the story of four economic “outsiders”, played by Christian Bale, Steve CarellRyan Gosling, and Brad Pitt, who predicted the cataclysmic consequences of the major housing and bank fraud and use their inside knowledge to turn a profit of their own.

Our exclusive featurettes offer a little insight into the guys who beat the banks at their own game, including Mark Baum (Carell) aka, “The Leader”, the fiery, outspoken Wall Street banker who doesn’t trust the system, Jared Vennett (Gosling), aka “The Insider”, the well-dressed smooth talker, Michael Burry (Bale), aka “The Visionary”, the socially awkward next-level genius, and Ben Rickert (Pitt), aka “The Mentor”, the wise ex-Wall Street pro. Meet them all for yourself in the character videos below.


Image via Paramount Pictures

The Big Short arrives in limited theaters on December 11th before expanding wide on December 23rd. Melissa Leo, Marisa TomeiTracy Letts, Finn Wittrock, and Hamish Linklater also star.

Check out Brian’s AFI Fest review here, or read the official synopsis below.

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 (The Blind SideMoneyball),  and directed by Adam Mckay (AnchormanStep BrothersThe Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.


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