Too Big To Fail

Earlier: Nancy, Please! I’m Down On My Knees In A $3500 Suit!

Will Dick Fuld (who Woods plays in the movie) heed this advice and set the DVR? Read more »

  • 17 Mar 2011 at 6:11 PM

It’s Like He Can Read Minds, Isn’t It, Vikram?

The federal rescue of the financial system in 2008 has provided large financial institutions with an unfair advantage in the form of cheaper access to credit, a bailout watchdog warned Thursday. “Absolutely and unambiguously the financial markets believe more than ever that the United States government will step in and save the ‘too big to fail’ institutions should there be another financial shock,” Neil M. Barofsky, the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, said at a hearing of the Senate Banking Committee. [WSJ]

In fact, James Woods isn’t sure the economy can be saved at all, an outlook with which his girlfriend silently agrees. Read more »


Meanwhile, the part of noted interior decorator/part-time beekeeper John Thain has gone to Matthew Modine. [TVS]

I…what? Was this Alan Greenspan’s idea (who suggested his part be played by David Hasselhoff)? Other interesting casting calls: Read more »

Do not get your hopes up. This is completely unconfirmed. But: Read more »

The actor said so as he was pretending to trade today at BCG Partners (for their annual charity day), when he also announced he’ll be playing the role of Tim Geithner in HBO’s Too Big Too Fail, which has got to have made the Treasury Secretary’s day and break the heart of every child actor hoping for the part. Read more »