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Marisa Tomei Joins Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling in Adam McKay’s ‘The Big Short’

The drama also features Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Melissa Leo and is based on author Michael Lewis’ bestseller

Marisa Tomei has joined the cast of Adam McKay‘s “The Big Short,” Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment announced.

The film already features Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Melissa Leo, as TheWrap previously reported.

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.