A trailer for the newest all-star disaster movie recently hit the Internet with the tagline SOMETHING IS GOING DOWN. But in this film, there are no capsizing ocean liners or exploding skyscrapers to be found.
This disaster is the financial crisis of 2008.
The movie, “Margin Call,” is an effort by production company Before the Door Pictures to turn the early hours of the crisis into into a riveting Wall Street thriller.
Starring Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany and Jeremy Irons, the film tracks eight people at a fictional investment bank over 24 hours.
Whether audiences in the age of transforming robots and superheroes will flock to a film that consists of people sitting around tables and staring at Bloomberg machines is unknown, but enough buzz surrounded the film at its Sundance Film Festival debut for it to get a wide release in October.