Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kevin Spacey and Zachary Quinto Tackle The 2008 Stock Market Crash In 'Margin Call'

Since the 2008 stock market crash we have seen a good number of documentaries, and a great made-for-cable movie about it.  Now director J.C. Candor takes us in to a Wall St. firm in the 24 hours before the market crashed with Margin Call.

Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell,  Demi Moore and Stanley Tucci star in the film, and I would guess that at least one will get an Oscar nomination. Take the jump to watch the trailer and see lots of people staring at computer monitors looking worried.

I love a great drama.  Especially one that is based on some fact with actors who can play the reality of the situation well.  This looks like it will be firing on all cylinders.  

Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.

Margin Call opens on October 21.

What say you?  

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