by Alyssa Toomey | Tue., Jan. 13, 2015 4:10 PM
This may be one of those rare circumstances where the storyline behind the film isn't all that important (at least, aesthetically speaking).
According to multiple reports, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale are set to share the silver screen together in the upcoming film The Big Short, an adaption of Michael Lewis' bestseller "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine."
Per Vulture, Paramount and Pitt's production company Plan B Entertainment began adapting the novel back in 2010 shortly after the father of six signed on to Moneyball, which was also based on another one of Lewis' books and later became an Oscar-winning film.
E! News has reached out to Paramount for confirmation and has yet to hear back, but if the news is indeed true (and it certainly seems to be), then excuse us while we take a moment to prepare for the swoon-worthiness that is bound to ensue on the big screen.
"The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine," which spent 28 weeks on the New York Times' bestseller list, is a non-fiction story that centers on the build-up of the housing and credit bubble in the 2000s, which led to the global financial crisis from 2007 to 2010.
Variety also reports that Adam McKay will write and direct the forthcoming film which "will likely feature several A-list actors who have similar-sized roles, similar to the cast of Traffic or The Counselor."
Pitt's production company has garnered a notable reputation in recent years with films such as 12 Years a Slave, which took home last year's Oscar for Best Picture, as well as Selma, which has been steadily acquiring Academy Award buzz and was honored with the Golden Globe for Best Original Song on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the 50-year-old Fury star will next appear in By The Sea, which is directed by wife Angelina Jolie; Bale most recently appeared in Exodus: Gods and Kids and new dad Ryan Gosling is currently filming The Nice Guy.