There's plenty of A-listers packed in this movie.
In the upcoming film, "The Big Short", the leading men include Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, and Christian Bale. These four men play roles as investors who ended up benefiting by predicting the collapse of the housing collapse in 2008. The movie, "The Big Short", is based off Michael Lewis' book based on the topic. This is the author's third successful novel turned movie including The Blind Side and Moneyball.
"Carell portrays hedge-fund manager Steve Eisman, Gosling plays Deutsche Bank trader Greg Lippmann, and Bale takes on the role of self-taught investor Mike Burry." [ET Online]
It's no surprise that these A-listers decided to join together to make a movie. Brad Pitt is actually starring in another movie called "By the Sea", which stars his wife, Angelina Jolie. It's highly anticipated and expected to win all of the awards if nominated.