Take a look at what employees at a large investment company in Wall Street do within a 24-hour long period during the 2008 financial crisis in this drama movie.
First trailer from J.C. Chandor-directed financial drama film "Margin Call" has been dropped via Yahoo! Movies. Set in early stages of the 2008 financial crisis, the video captures some seriously intriguing scenes that revolve around a 24-hour period at a large investment company in the world's most famous financial district, the Wall Street. It highlights the actions taken by a group of employees during the terrifying financial collapse.
The movie was first premiered at the 2011 Sundace Film Festival, and also played during the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Golden Bear. It has many notable stars in the cast ensemble, including Kevin Spacey, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Zachary Quinto, Demi Moore, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons and Stanley Tucci.
In an interview with Collider earlier this year, Badgley revealed what drew him to the project. He said, "For me, just the fact that everybody else was doing it. I was like, 'Who the f*** would I be to not?' I mean it was such an incredible and unique experience for me." The "Gossip Girl" star added, "It was a fantastic project and J.C. was thrilled to be getting everybody whereas I was like, 'Jesus Christ all of these people are involved? Sign me up please.' "
As for Baker's reason to take the role, he shared, "I was a lonely child and I was promised a love scene with Demi Moore so I showed up. No, I read the script and I don't really know much about the financial world. I thought it was interesting and it brought it into sort of laymen's terms. It felt like a normal workplace and the politics of a workplace."
Meanwhile, Quinto opened up about how he learned a lot of technical jargon and information in this film. He said, "Obviously, I had the advantage of being the first one of any of the cast to have read the script as a producer of it. Working with J.C., and talking to him about this world, I felt like I learned more than I would have if I was just attached as an actor."
Chandor also penned the script aside from directing the film, while Quinto serves as the producer along with Robert Ogden Barnum, Michael Benaroya, Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa. "Margin Call" is scheduled for October 21 release in limited U.S. theaters.