The drama also features Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Melissa Leo and is based on author Michael Lewis‘ bestseller
The film, based on Michael Lewis‘ bestselling non-fiction book, “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine,” centers on investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble has become, figure out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.
Cast additions also include Tracy Letts (“Homeland”), Hamish Linklater (“The Newsroom”), John Magaro (“Unbroken”), Byron Mann (“The Man With the Iron Fists”), Rafe Spall (“Prometheus”), Jeremy Strong (“Zero Dark Thirty”) and Finn Wittrock (“American Horror Story”).
Production has already begun in New Orleans.
Tomei, known for her role in “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and “The Lincoln Lawyer,” is also gearing up to film an upcoming rom-com, titled “Lemonade.” She is represented by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.