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'Too Big To Fail' Movie Trailer: HBO Unveils Financial Crisis Film

Paul Giamatti

First Posted: 04/14/11 02:12 PM ET Updated: 06/14/11 06:12 AM ET

Ready to relive the financial crash of 2008?

HBO has debuted the trailer for its upcoming film, "Too Big To Fail," a star-studded adaptation of New York Times reporter Andrew Sorkin's inside look at the financial crisis and the government's mammoth fiscal response.

Paul Giamatti leads the cast, playing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke; Topher Grace takes on Jim Wilkinson, the Treasury PR man who fought against the bailout; Ed Asner plays Warren Buffet; and Cynthia Nixon is Treasury employee Michele Davis.

This is one of multiple political projects that HBO is taking on. In addition to "Too Big To Fail," they're producing "Game Change," the story of the 2008 presidential election, which was taking place as the crisis hit its zenith.

George Clooney will also produce, and possibly direct, his own movie about the financial crisis and bailout, centering on TARP administrator, Neel Kashkari. In "Too Big To Fail," Ayad Akhtar plays Kashkari, though no casting has been done for Clooney's film yet.

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Filed by Jordan Zakarin  |