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Comedy director Adam McKay turning to drama with 'The Big Short'
Comedy director Adam McKay turning to drama with 'The Big Short'

Marking a shift from comedy to drama, "Anchorman" co-writer Adam McKay will write and direct "The Big Short," an adaptation of Michael Lewis' bestseller about the financial crisis of the 2000s, Paramount Pictures announced Monday. Paramount is producing the film with Plan B, Brad Pitt's production company. McKay is best known as a comedy filmmaker and Will Ferrell collaborator, having directed and co-written "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Talladega Nights," "Step Brothers," "The Other Guys" and "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." McKay also co-founded the comedy website Funny or Die with Ferrell...

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