'Anchorman' director is moving to drama with financial crisis film 'The Big Short'
McKay is best known as the director of comedies, including the two "Anchorman" films, "Talladega Nights" and "Step Brothers." He regularly collaborates with Will Ferrell, who has starred in all his films, including the white-collar crime comedy "The Other Guys."
But "The Big Short" will mark a pivot for the former "Saturday Night Live" head writer. In a statement, McKay said he and Plan B connected over the "breathless quality" of Lewis' 2010 book about the housing market bubble.
Plan B also produced Lewis' baseball tale, "Moneyball."
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