PARK CITY, UTAH – My beloved HEROES anti-hero, Zachary Quinto (the wicked Sylar), has helped carry the Sundance Premiere MARGIN CALL to the first major deal of the festival! The Lionsgate imprint Roadside will distribute and director J. C. Chandor’s inked deal includes two more pictures through Warner Brothers. Way to come out of the gate!!
The deal was negotiated by UTA and Cassian Elwes (who Exec Produced) from a script that was on the 2010 Black List. The film is based on the final 24 hours at Lehman Brothers. Zachary Quinto’s Before the Door Pictures helped finance the film (talk about put your money where your mouth is!), along with Michael Benaroya and Joe Jenckes and Taggart Pictures.
It joins the two early documentary sales (BECOMING CHAZ to OWN and Morgan Spurlock’s THE GREATEST STORY EVER SOLD) which were made early in the festival.
MARGIN CALL Catalog Detail
DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: J.C. Chandor U.S.A., 2010, 109 min.
Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When entry-level analyst Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster. Expanding the parameters of genre, Margin Call is a riveting examination of the human components of a subject too often relegated to partisan issues of black
Propelled by a stellar cast that includes Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, and Demi Moore, writer/director JC Chandor’s enthralling first feature is a stark and bravely authentic portrayal of the financial industry and its denizens as they confront the decisions that shape our global future.
ExP: Cassian Elwes, Laura Rister, Josh Blum Pr: Neal Dodson, Zachary Quinto, Corey Moosa, Michael Benaroya, Robert Ogden Barnum, Joe Jenckes Ci: Frank DeMarco Ed: Pete Beaudreau Mu: Nathan Larson Principal Cast: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci