The film tells the story of the housing bubble crash in the 2000s

By Tara Fowler
Updated January 13, 2015 07:20 PM
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Is this the Sexiest Movie Alive?

Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale are in talks to star in The Big Short, an adaptation of Michael Lewis’s bestselling book of the same name, according to Variety.

Pitt and his Plan B production company are set to produce the film, with a script from Adam McKay.

Pitt starred in another one of Lewis’s big-screen adaptions, Moneyball, for which the actor earned an Oscar nod in 2012.

The Big Short tells the story about the buildup to the housing bubble crash during the 2000s, highlighting the key players behind the financial crisis and those who predicted it would burst.

McKay is also expected to direct the film.

Lewis has had two books made into movies – Moneyball and the 2009 Sandra Bullock film The Blind Side. Both were Oscar nominees for Best Picture.

Only one question remains: Will Pitt once again go clean-shaven for a Lewis project?