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Adam McKay Vows to Make Economics Sexy and Fun with His Next Movie

"Rather than knowing about Kim Kardashian and sports and who’s wearing what, the language of power is economics. Is there a way to make that as sexy and fun as it is? It’s a big challenge, I don’t know if I can do it or not. You’ll have to tell me if it sucks."

-Director Adam McKay talking about his next movie, which is about the global economic crisis and is an adaptation of the book The Big Short. (via Variety)

Adam McKay Is Directing a Movie About the Economic Crisis

Writer/director Adam McKay (Anchorman(s), Step Brothers) has found his next movie. McKay has signed on to develop Michael Lewis's book, The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine, into a movie, which he will direct, THR reports. The nonfiction book, published in 2000, documented the housing and credit bubble. Brad Pitt's company, Plan B, will produce. "Michael Lewis has the amazing ability to take complex formulas and concepts and turn them into page turners," McKay said. "Plan B and I connected over that breathless quality the book has. Very excited to jump into this."

McKay recentled told Empire about being excited to adapt the book:

It’s the best book [...]