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Kevin Spacey and Zachary Quinto join MARGIN CALL

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 11th, 2010

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Well, well, well.  It looks like those wanting to see the financial crisis taken on by the world of narrative feature films, will have to wait no longer. According to Deadline, Kevin Spacey and Zachary Quinto will star in the upcoming film, MARGIN CALL, which will be directed by first time filmmaker, writer J.C. Chandor.  The film “tracks eight people at a prominent investment bank in a tumultuous 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis. The characters struggle to position themselves ahead of the coming storm."

While I really dig Spacey, and I’m slowly jumping on the Quinto bandwagon, particularly after STAR TREK, I really have little to no interest in seeing a film based on the current financial crisis while we are still in its grasp.  If there is anything we learned from the Iraq War, it’s that films that were released near the height of the battles really didn’t hit nearly as well as films that have followed in the year’s following the initial launch of the offensive.  We’ve seen this previously with films revolving around the Vietnam War, where films following the conclusion of the war were far superior to those made during the time period, so my hopes aren’t high for this project. 

The film kicks off shooting this summer.

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