The first trailer for The Big Short was released on Tuesday and stars, not one, not two, but four A-list actors. Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Steve Carell are the leading men in this film, but don't appear as their usual handsome selves.
The men play investors who got rich by predicting the collapse of the housing crash of 2008. The Big Short is based on Michael Lewis' book of the same name, and will be the third book-turned-movie for the author, coming up behind The Blind Side and Moneyball.
The new trailer is so full of wit and humor that it actually makes it fun to watch the American financial crisis unfold before your very eyes. 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.
Burry is one of the first to uncover the looming global economic meltdown, leading to this great line, "Mike Burry, who gets his hair cut at Supercuts and doesn’t wear shoes, knows more than Alan Greenspan?"
The Big Short hits theaters Dec. 25, 2015. In the meantime, check out the trailer for Pitt's other highly anticipated movie, By the Sea, which also stars Angelina Jolie, who directed it.