Real-life events are often the best material for movies, and the film Margin Call has seized the 2008 collapse of Wall Street. The fallout was, and still is, devastating, but the trailer makes it look unabashedly thrilling. After an investment banker (Stanley Tucci) is laid off from a financial firm, he hands off a flash drive to fellow employee (Zachary Quinto) who realizes that it holds an equation that predicts the fall of their firm (and the whole stock market). When the big wigs at the company learn this info, they do what they can to avoid their own destruction in the wake of the economic collapse — no matter what the moral cost.
If the Wall Street drama isn't enough to spark your interest, the star-studded cast should do the trick. Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Penn Badgley, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, and Simon Baker make up the roster. Watch the trailer and let me know what you think when you read more.