Margot Robbie Confirmed to Star in Adam McKay’s "The Big Short" alongside Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt

Adam McKay’s The Big Short was a surprise entry into this year’s Oscar race, with Paramount waiting until September to announce its release over Christmas. The star-studded cast has plenty to get excited about, and now we’ve added one more reason to the list: Margot Robbie.

Paramount has submitted the film to the BBFC in order to get a rating for its release on our shores next January. And in the BBFC’s rating – giving the film a 15 certificate in the UK – they include Margot Robbie among the cast members.

As far as I know, the first wind of Robbie’s involvement came from Variety’s Kris Tapley, who tweeted out the following last weekend.

Apparently “The Big Short” cuts to Margot Robbie in a bubble bath mid-movie to explain derivatives.

That might sound a little random and implausible. But a) to those not financially-inclined, myself included, a definition of derivatives while seeing The Big Short unfold could well be helpful. And b) Adam McKay has a wealth of comedy experience, so he could be using this for comic relief in the middle of a largely dramatic awards contender. It would certainly give it a different feel to the rest of this year’s contenders, and make for a very memorable scene, both of which could help propel it to victory in a few months’ time.

According to Google:

A derivative is an arrangement or product (such as a future, option, or warrant) whose value derives from and is dependent on the value of an underlying asset, such as a commodity, currency, or security.

It marks a reunion between Margot Robbie and Paramount, after working together on Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street two years ago. That film went on to land five Oscar nominations, and there’s every reason to think The Big Short could have similar success.

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.

Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt lead the superb cast. Margot Robbie is part of a great supporting ensemble alongside Finn Wittrock, Max Greenfield, Karen Gillan, Marisa Tomei, Selena Gomez, Rafe Spall, Billy Magnussen, Hamish Linklater, Melissa Leo, Jeremy Strong, and John Magaro.

McKay wrote the script with Charles Randolph (Love & Other Drugs), based on the book by Michael Lewis, whose other works include Moneyball and The Blind Side, also both Oscar contenders. Pitt will be in the running for Best Picture as a producer alongside Dede Gardner (12 Years a Slave), Jeremy Kleiner (Selma), and Arnon Milchan (Gone Girl).

The Big Short begins its limited release in the US on December 11th, before expanding nationwide on Wednesday, December 23rd. Its UK release date was recently set for January 22nd next year.
If you ask me, this movie should be awesome... Great cast lined up so far!!