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A trio of Hollywood heartthrobs are joining forces for a new project: Variety reports that Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, and Christian Bale are set to star in "The Big Short."

The drama is based on author Michael Lewis's book "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine," which tells the story behind the build-up to the housing bubble burst and 2007-2010 financial crisis. Lewis also penned "Moneyball," which Pitt also adapted for the big screen.

"Anchorman" director Adam McKay is writing the "Big Short" screenplay, a departure for the comedy-minded filmmaker. According to Variety, it's unclear if he'll also helm the flick.

It's also unclear just what roles Pitt, Gosling, and Bale will play in the film, though Variety reports that it will most likely feature those A-listers in "similiar-sized roles" throughout the movie, akin to other films like "Traffic" or "The Counselor."

Studio Paramount had no comment on Variety's report. Stay tuned for further details.

[via: Variety]

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