Christian Bale and Brad Pitt Bet on Financial Crisis in 'The Big Short' Trailer

The first trailer has arrived for "The Big Short," the financial drama starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.

Based on the 2010 book by Michael Lewis ("Moneyball," "The Blind Side"), the film tells the true story of four outsiders who anticipated the financial crisis of 2007-08 and came up with an idea: The Big Short, a bold investment that leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking.

Directed by Adam McKay, the drama also stars Melissa Leo, Marisa Tomei and Karen Gillan. "The Big Short" opens Dec. 11 in select theaters and nationwide on Dec. 23.

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