The Big Short is an upcoming American biographical drama film written and directed by Adam McKay. It is based on the 2010 book of the same name by Michael Lewis, about the Financial crisis of 2007–2010 by the build-up of the housing and credit bubble. The film stars Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Steve Carell. Principal photography on the film began on March 18, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The film is scheduled to be released on December 11, 2015, by Paramount Pictures.