"We think about the phrase ‘too big to fail’ in the context of big, financial institutions, but it’s really a story about people who themselves think they’re too big to fail." - Andrew Ross Sorkin
HBO Films presents Too Big To Fail, a film based on Andrew Ross Sorkin’s bestselling book of the same name. Directed by Oscar®-winner Curtis Hanson (“L.A. Confidential”), the film offers an intimate look at the epochal Wall Street financial crisis of 2008 and explores the inner sanctum of the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world’s economy in a matter of a few weeks. Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington.
The film’s stellar cast includes stars Oscar®-winner William Hurt (“Kiss of the Spider Woman”), seven-time Emmy®-winner Edward Asner (“Up”), Billy Crudup (“Eat Pray Love”), Emmy®-winner Paul Giamatti (HBO’s “John Adams”), Topher Grace (“Spider-Man 3”), Matthew Modine (“Weeds”), two-time Emmy®-winner Cynthia Nixon (HBO’s “Sex and the City”), Michael O’Keefe (“Michael Clayton”), Bill Pullman (“While You Were Sleeping”), three-time Emmy®-winner Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”) and two-time Emmy®-winner James Woods (HBO’s “Citizen Cohn”).
Too Big To Fail premieres on Monday, May 23rd at 9:00p.m. ET/PT only on HBO.