I don’t know if “financial thriller” is much of a genre, but that seems to be squarely where Margin Call falls after watching this trailer. Boasting an impressive cast of Stanley Tucci, Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Carla Gugino, and Michael Nardelli, this film seems to exist largely in the confines of an office building as a failing company breaks the rules to stay afloat.
While the trailer offers that the film is “inspired by real events,” that mirrors Lehma Brothers‘ collapse, it could have easily been modeled after a half-dozen other firms. The trailer sells the film as a serious, taught drama, but the repercussions of the principals actions isn’t known. Something tells me that they won’t live happily ever after.
Margin Call hits theaters on October 21.