Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell set to star in 'The Big Short'

Actors Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt and Steve Carell have been officially announced to star in the Adam McKay-directed adaptation of Michael Lewis' book 'The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine.'

Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell set to star in 'The Big Short'

Washington: Actors Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt and Steve Carell have been officially announced to star in the Adam McKay-directed adaptation of Michael Lewis' book 'The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine.'

The movie tells the story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to "short" the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008, Deadline.com reported.

Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock round out the cast for the Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment production.

Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing.