… starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt

September 30, 2015 admin

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, a bestseller written by Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and The Blind Side, is coming to a theater near you soon. (Much as Moneyball and The Blind Side eventually made their way to the big screen as well.)

I’m going to assume the movie will be a dramatized version of events — but when thinking about it, what happened during the 2008 housing crisis was pretty dramatic!

The official movie trailer was released last week, and I have to say everything looks like it follows the book and events pretty well.

Back in 2010, Lewis sat down with our president and CEO, Geoffrey Dohrmann, to discuss the book. Lewis explains what led him to write The Big Short despite a number of books having been written about the financial crisis:

“When I wrote Liar’s Poker, I thought that I was writing about a brief, traumatic event on Wall Street. Instead, what I had actually written was a description of the beginning of a 30-year-long traumatic event. I could see how [the most recent] financial crisis was really the natural conclusion of things I had written about back in 1989. I thought, ‘Geez, I’ve got to go back and finish the job.’ Somewhat arrogantly, I felt it was my story.”

To read more of the interview with Lewis, click here.

The movie is set to be released into theaters on Dec. 23. See the trailer below.

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DenisewebfinalDenise DeChaine is special projects editor and video production specialist with Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

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