Beverly Hills, California – After filming “The Big Short,” Brad Pitt truly realized how unjust the finance industry is. The forthcoming comic drama tells the real story of a group of outsiders who prognosticated the 2008 estate crash and won big money by betting against the American economy. Pitt expressed at the premiere on Monday how angry he was because no one claimed responsibility for it.
Pitt, 51, knows that American families spent a very hard time as a consequence of the housing market collapse. “Families were put on the street, they lost their life savings, and yet no one was held accountable,” Pitt says. “No senior official was held accountable. That’s amazing.” The movie star warned that people might be hurt again.
Pitt addressed his fears about the future, saying he has talked to experts and learned that the practices remain the same. There are still are people out there making money without responsibility and that means a huge problem.
Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Finn Wittrock play the group of lucky Wall Street outsiders. The actors agree on how little they knew about the topic before researching their roles.
Adam McKay adapted Michael Lewis’s best-selling book of the same title and had a clever idea to explain some of the jargon of finance. Margot Robbie defines terms about mortgage-backed securities while drinking champagne in a bubble bath, which is an entertaining way to tell such a dry story, as Pitt pointed out.
The Hollywood icon learned a lot from Lewis’s 2010 novel, which helped him understand why applicants are not always aware of the complexity before investing. Moneyball, a book that was adapted for the screen in 2011 with Pitt starring, was also written by Lewis.
The Paramount film, produced by Pitt and directed by Adam McKay, will be released nationwide on December 23rd. The story recalls the greatest finance fraud in U.S. history and shows that banks are not always trust-worthy.
McKay, who’s also co-screenwriter, commented that the 2016 presidential candidates are losing their time talking about financial reform. His main target is made up by common people who have gone through intimidation with banking and wants the film to help them talk about it so they can truly recover from it.