Adam McKay to Write and Direct The Big Short

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: Director Adam McKay attends the "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" U.S. premiere at Beacon Theatre on December 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images) Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images

Yes, that Adam McKay — the Will Ferrell partner who directed Anchorman and Talladega Nights and Step Brothers and all the other goofy movies you like. He is apparently into finance now? Or at least into the best-selling Michael Lewis book about the 2000s housing meltdown, which he will adapt and direct. Start practicing your quaalude faces, everyone.