WHO’S IN IT?
Christian Bale (The Dark Knight), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny), Tracy Letts (U.S. Marshals), Hamish Linklater (Magic in the Moonlight), John Magaro (Carol), Stanley Wong (21 Jump Street), Byron Mann (The Man with the Iron Fists), Rafe Spall (Life of Pi), Jeremy Strong (The Judge), Finn Wittrock (Unbroken), Max Greenfield (They Came Together)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Adam McKay (Anchorman), director, writer; Charles Randolph (Love & Other Drugs), writer; Dede Gardner (The Tree of Life), Jeremy Kleiner (World War Z), Arnon Milchan (Gone Girl) and Brad Pitt (12 Years A Slave), producers; Nicholas Britell (Gimme the Loot), composer; Barry Ackroyd (The Hurt Locker), cinematographer; Hank Corwin (Natural Born Killers), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the world of high finance, four outsiders – Michael Berry (Bale), Mark Baum (Carell), Jared Venett (Gosling) and Ben Rickert (Pitt) – correctly predict the financial crisis of 2007-2010 spurred by the build-up of the credit and housing bubble, and decide to take on the big banks of America that are blinded by their greed in the lead-up to the collapse, leading to them somehow profiting from their naivety…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Though director Adam McKay may be best known for directing comedies like Anchorman, here he gives the financial corporates of America a run for their money with the help of an all-star leading quartet of actors.