Paramount Pictures has dropped the trailer for their new movie about the 2008 financial crisis, THE BIG SHORT. 

This looks like a total slam dunk of a project. The four main characters are played by Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt. Adam McKay is leaving behind his comedy roots to tell a story that, if you read his twitter with any frequency, you know matters deeply to him.

Deadline broke the story that McKay showed the studio a nearly completed cut of the film and the response was so strong that they gave him the prime, awards-friendly release date of December 11th with a wider expansion on December 23rd.

I’ll be there.