Adam McKay & Michael Lewis

The artistic duo talks inspiration with Charles Duhigg

Join Adam McKay, the Oscar®-nominated writer and director of “The Big Short,”which received five Academy Awards® nominations, including best picture, and Michael Lewis, the award-winning author of the best seller about the 2008 financial crisis on which the movie is based, as they discussed how this film came together. “The Big Short,” which stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, and was produced by Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, is a compelling and entertaining cinematic indictment of the real-life events that led to the credit and housing bubble collapse. In his review in The New York Times, film critic A. O. Scott called it “A true crime story and a madcap comedy, a heist movie and a scalding polemic.”