Brad Pitt Options Wrong Michael Lewis Book

It says here that Brad Pitt has optioned The Big Short. As loyal readers, you’ll know that I’ve been using the platform of Unlikely Words for several years to advocate for a movie based on Liar’s Poker. Actually The Big Short and Liar’s Poker could be released together as a part 1 and part 2 of the financial collapse. Shia Labeouf could play a young Michael Lewis.

Pitt’s Plan B productions is going full steam ahead on an adaptation of Lewis’ latest, “The Big Short,” about the events that led up to the current financial fiasco. They’re set offer Charles Randolph (“The Interpreter,” “The Life of David Gale”) $750G to write a script, reported New York mag’s Vulture.

Every couple months or so, I do a little Googling to see if Liar’s Poker has been optioned yet. Turns out it was optioned 20 years ago. Make the fucking movie already.

A few more Michael Lewis links to round out the day:
Complete Guide To Who’s Who In The CDO Scandal
Goldman Sachs Is Doomed

On Oaths

We pledge to meet and even get to know ordinary people who do not work for Goldman Sachs, so that we might better understand their irrational behavior, and exploit it only when necessary.

Brad Pitt Options Wrong Michael Lewis Book

Brad Pitt Close to Optioning Another Michael Lewis Book

Looks like Brad Pitt’s production company is about to option another Michael Lewis book. One that hasn’t even come out yet.

Plan B Entertainment, is closing on a deal to option Lewis’s next book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, a chronicle of Wall Street greed and the swollen U.S. housing market. Pitt is also considering starring.

I swear if someone doesn’t start making a movie about Liar’s Poker soon, I’m going to start typing in all caps. And I’ll mean it, too. The fact that it’s not a movie yet makes me itchy.

Brad Pitt Close to Optioning Another Michael Lewis Book

Sandra Bullock joins ‘Blindside’ team

Michael Lewis movies are the next big thing, huh? First Brad Pitt and Steven Soderbergh in Moneyball, now word that Sandra Bullock will star in Lewis’ The Blind Side. The star of the book, left tackle Michael Oher, is scheduled to be picked in the top half of the NFL’s 2009 amateur draft, by the way. Seems like someone probably owns the option on Liars Poker, right? That would be topical.

Sandra Bullock joins ‘Blindside’ team