Trailer For Financial Drama Margin Call Is Star-Studded But Leaves You Cold

Three years ago the United States suffered a financial crisis of apocalyptic proportions. With such an event you knew Hollywood would get around to making movies that could profit off the subject matter. Last year’s documentary Inside Job is a film that I’ve told others is one of the scariest movies you’ll ever see. Curtis Hanson’s (L.A. Confidential) HBO film To Big To Fail was also a solid drama about the crisis. This type of subject matter is very limited in its scope, however. Teens won’t be rushing to see a financial drama in theaters. But older audiences would. Which is why Margin Call, a star-studded drama based on the collapse could nab viewers looking to see something heavy once the summer season wraps.

Though the film may only be “based on a true story,” it’s hard to ignore the ensemble. Star Trek star Zachary Quinto (who also produced the feature) leads an impressive cast that also includes Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore, Simon Baker (TV’s The Mentalist) and Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl, Easy A).

Yahoo! Movies has debuted the trailer and it looks good for the most part, but also leaves you cold on account of the subject, but maybe also the power ties, suits, and drab color palate. Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions hope that viewers won’t be checking their stock portfolio when Margin Call arrives in theaters on October 21st.

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Source: Yahoo! Movies